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Why No Follow for Google Agent for Best, Hot links in Profile

  1. BaliMermaid profile image60
    BaliMermaidposted 6 years ago

    This is not really a complaint, more of just me wondering why
    the following is the case.

    # no hot or best rss for google
    Disallow: /*hot?rss$
    Disallow: /*best?rss$
    Disallow: /*hot/?rss$
    Disallow: /*best/?rss$


    So please let me know if I am correct in assuming then that
    *latest?rss$ is allowed? Meaning the google bots that hit the hubbers profile will follow through all the do follow links, including *latest?rss$

    I am not even sure what *latest?rss$ means - if that is the link to latest or something to do with a feed.

    Another Question
    So if I ping *hot?rss$ and *best?rss$ will a search engine follow and check all that page or stop because of the disallow (which I assume means no follow)

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      frantiicposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If you ping an XML file, they will parse the URLs from the file, not the file itself, for inclusion in their search index.

      However, you're better off using Feedburner anyway. It will automatically ping popular services and search engines automatically when your feed is updated (granted, you have to enable that feature).

      1. BaliMermaid profile image60
        BaliMermaidposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Frantic for your reply!

      2. BaliMermaid profile image60
        BaliMermaidposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Frantic for your reply!

 
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