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2011-11-01 5:23 pm EST

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What can be done to block the robots and spiders from tracking my domain?

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Tim S
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2011-11-02 7:10 am EST
Hi daveengle,

Thanks for posting your question. I'm more than happy to assist you today. There's two methods to keeping spiders from crawling your website. The first, involves creating a robots.txt file. This file will be read first, and specifies whether the bot can crawl the site. To learn more about robots.txt files please visit the site:

<a href=""></a>

The second option is to place a specific "no index, no follow" tag in the header of each webpage you wish to exclude from being crawled. Here's the basic tag to do so:

<div class="code_block">&#8249;META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW"></div>

Also, I'd suggest creating a Google Webmaster Tools account. This will give you the ability to decide how Google's bots crawl your website.

I hope this helps! If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us.

Thank you!

Tim S

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