What can be done to block the robots and spiders from tracking my domain?
Best answer chosen by InMotion Hosting staff
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:
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">‹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.
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