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Old 03-14-2018, 06:40 PM
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Google and the importance of robots.txt

In recent times website traffic to my business site has decreased. I'm told by someone "knowledgeable" that my robots.txt file is turned off and that I need to turn it on immediately. A search of my website indicates I don't have a robots.txt file there at all. I think when I built the site many years ago that I thought everything on the site should be crawled so I never included one.

Should I include a robots.txt file that disallows nothing and allows everything or is that silly?

Any help with this will be most appreciated. I'm very un-wise on website technical issues.

Thanks in advance.



Old 03-14-2018, 06:50 PM
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Please search the forums before starting a new thread. If you had you would have seen there is a recent thread on this topic already. Is it necessary to use Robots.txt file?

Learn about robots.txt files - Google Search Console Help

Create a robots.txt file - Google Search Console Help

Robots.txt Specifications - Google Search
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