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What is a robots.txt file?
Robots.txt is a text file you put on your site to tell search robots which pages you would like them not to visit. Robots.txt is by no means mandatory for search engines but generally search engines obey what they are asked not to do.
Robots.txt is a document which includes places on your site where you don't want that them visit bots. Robots.txt is a crucial part of SEO.
The Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP) is a group of web standards that regulate web robot behavior and search engine indexing.
Web site owners use the /robots.txt file to give instructions about their site to web robots; this is called The Robots Exclusion Protocol. ... The "User-agent: *" means this section applies to all robots. The "Disallow: /" tells the robot that it should not visit any pages on the site.
The robots exclusion protocol (REP), or robots.txt is a text file webmasters create to instruct robots (typically search engine robots) how to crawl and index pages on their website.
Robots.txt is a text file that lists webpages which contain instructions for search engines robots. The file lists webpages that are allowed and disallowed from search engine crawling.
Robot.txt file tells the search engine not to index the mentioned page for crawling. If there are some files you don't want to be crawled by the search engine you can use the robots.txt file. For example, you don't want your "admin panel" of your website to be crawled by search engine's you can create and use the robots.txt file as described below:
The Robot Exclusion protocol specifies that how to inform the web crawler about which areas of the website should not be crawled.
When a site owner wishes to give instructions to web robots they keep a robots.txt file in the root of the website hierarchy i.e. your domain name/robots.txt
If you want that some file you don't want to fetch than use following way :