Can you really prevent duplicate content from a sort function with a robots.txt

  1. dusy7969 profile image59
    dusy7969posted 8 years ago

    Can you really prevent duplicate content from  a sort function with a robots.txt, or is that...

    better addressed through paramaters?

  2. RicardoE profile image67
    RicardoEposted 8 years ago

    It depends, with robots.txt you can disalow search engine bots to look into some directory, this means this directory will never be indexed. cool thing if you have a great amount of subscriptors, this is a way of doing that directory for subscriptors only and not for search engine spiders.

    Hope that helps.

  3. pol1ce profile image60
    pol1ceposted 8 years ago

    Hi dusy7969, and all the rest of the people
    If you are talking about cPatchs...etc be aware that this is often only for Google Crawler info
    And is true that it known to cause duplicates.

    The Robots.txt is only a file and has absolut no power over the Spiders or Web Crawlers, they only respect what you have in the "text document" if they want, and since they belong to diferent companies and organizations they woul not acept the others rules.

    I do not know where you host your pages and if you can edit and use any html code inside your web pages, but one thing that all or almost all Web Crawlers "obey" is to the Metatags that you insert in the Html Head's document.

    If you know how to use it then i will show you where you can generate them easy
    If you do not know, you can always use the same link from SINALSOFT where you can generate your MetaTags in less than 1 minute (freeware - FreeOnlineTools)

    here: ( … &pgs=1 )

    You can also read my 3 Meta Tags Articles Here: ( … ags-robots )

    I hope this helps


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