The Robots.txt file also called the robots exclusion protocol or standard is a text file that tells search engines on which pages they can and cannot access. The Robots.txt file is part of the robots exclusion protocol (REP). The robots exclusion protocol (REP) is a conglomerate of web standards that define how robots crawl the web, access, and index content, and serve that content to users. Search engines are using robots to crawl web pages. Robots.txt file defines which parts of a domain can be crawled by a robot. Search Engine Robots visit the Robots.txt file before it crawls the entire website. Search Engine spiders can quickly access a site if we provide the URL destination of the sitemap. The generated Robots.txt file should be submitted at the root directory of your website. The visibility of the sensitive terms of the website like the admin page can be controlled by this text file.
Robots.txt is the first file that Search Engine crawls as it looks for instructions concerning the pages to be blocked. This text file can block a particular page or a group of pages. It can block a particular Search engine Spider from crawling a particular page or the entire page from getting crawled by all spiders.
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Its effective features instruct whether to crawl or not to crawl a particular page.
It can select the Robots/spider/bots that you would like to block from crawling the page.
The sitemap link is a key component to be added to the robots.txt page.
It generates an error-free Robots.txt file that you can easily update in the website root.
Enter the details: your website URL, directives, and enter your sitemap URL one per line. Then click ‘Generate’. Then you will get a comprehensive analysis of the entered URL.
Follow systematic steps, for Heal SEO Tools’ Robots.txt Generator to create an effective Robots.txt file.
Enter the URL of your website and select whether you would like to allow or disallow certain sets of URLs. You can select the Search Engine bots you would like to allow or disallow. If you like to block a specific page/folder you can do so by providing the URL of that particular folder. Add more entries by using the (+) and while doing so add the URL destination of the sitemap. And then click on ‘Generate Robots.txt’. It is to be kept in mind that while you mention the URL you would like to block, provide only the suffix part of the URL after the domain name and the (/) sign.
When we consider the following situations, the robots.txt file can be very handy.
In preventing duplicate content from appearing in SERPs.
In keeping internal search results pages from showing up on a public SERP.
In keeping entire sections of a website private.
In specifying the location of the sitemap.
In preventing search engines from indexing certain files on your website.
Specifying a crawl delay to prevent your servers from being overloaded when crawlers load multiple pieces of content at once.