__/ [Philip Ronan] on Friday 18 November 2005 11:25 \__
> Weird: according to the log files googlebot visits my site every day, has a
> look at the robots.txt and leaves:
> crawl-66-249-71-53.googlebot.com - - [15/Nov/2005:05:16:39 +0100] "GET
> /robots.txt HTTP/1.0" 200 25 "-" "Googlebot/2.1
> crawl-66-249-72-226.googlebot.com - - [16/Nov/2005:02:14:45 +0100] "GET
> /robots.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 25 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1;
> The same with MSNbot
> The content of the robots.txt is:
> User-agent: *
> Disallow: /newsfiles
> Should I change the robots.txt to make Google visit the other pages?
__/ [Nico Schuyt] on Friday 18 November 2005 09:57 \__
> Are you sure? Your log file says that only 25 bytes were transferred. Try
> counting the characters in your robots.txt file.
I can count about 30 bytes. Why do you reckon this might be? Have you
changed it recently? I see that you still experiment as shown below.
Is the file robots.txt potentially malformed? It doesn't appear to be the
case. I also notice that your site has decent traffic and ranks. What hap-
pens if you remove robots.txt altogether? When did you register the site
or first observe such requests from search engines? Is there any new con-
tent to index? XML sitemaps?
I now see:
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