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Turning Off The Search Engine Bots From Indexing Your Site
Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:46 AM
The boss of the man who told me this wild scenario was sitting in the meeting and while I wanted to shout "what a stupid thing to do", I did hold my tongue not wanting to embarrass the guy.
What am I missing here? What possible reason could an SEO consultant have for recommending this? Are there any longer term consequences once they remove the instructions from the Robots.txt file?
Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:53 AM
You should strongly recommend that they turn the crawling back on ASAP!
Posted 27 January 2010 - 10:33 AM
Posted 27 January 2010 - 05:47 PM
Posted 28 January 2010 - 09:32 AM
Posted 28 January 2010 - 06:33 PM
HOWEVER, the broken crawling pattern might hurt the internal link profile and it could strip some relevant content out of the index. I think the site may take a hit in long tail search traffic but it's hard to say if that will be significant.
Only time will tell.
Posted 29 January 2010 - 07:46 PM
"blocked the search engine bots"...Why not shoot yourself in the foot while you're at it?
If it was my site, I would leave the existing site live and intact while I worked on the overhaul. I'd get all my updates completed and then upload the whole shootin-match to the server. An alternative would be to update a bit at a time. But I would never block the bots during the updating process.
Why were the bots blocked?
Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:26 AM
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