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What if I cannot make a /robots.txt? (silem.link: Onvertaald gelaten)

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Sometimes you cannot make a /robots.txt file, because you don't administer the entire server. All is not lost: there is a new standard for using HTML META tags to keep robots out of your documents.

The basic idea is that if you include a tag like:

<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX">

in your HTML document, that document won't be indexed.

If you do:

<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOFOLLOW">

the links in that document will not be parsed by the robot.

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