Not sure if this was the best place to post this, but I couldn't find a more fitting section since it's a blackhat technique that I'm looking for. First some background: Found an online store that was offering an attractive affiliate program, the program had good margins and was a space that I was familiar with. Best of all, they had the option of setting up a store for us, so that we could launch immediately. This meant I didn't have to spend weeks configuring designing a Magento store, or configuring the product feed to work with our site, so it was very attractive to me. We(my business partner and I) decided to go with this option, even though it meant a smaller margin, hey we weren't going to have to host it, design it, or manage inventory, great deal right? The problem: 2 days after the site was set-up and we started doing some off page SEO for it, I set up webmaster tools and realized... hey there's an error at the top saying my pages aren't being indexed due to Robots.txt errors. I looked into it, and it turns out that they have configured the Robots.txt to disallow all robots, in order to prevent duplicate content issues with the search engine... so as not to interrupt their rankings. (and they confirmed this after I contacted them regarding this, saying that they don't want duplicate content issues) So here I am, having spent a couple weeks dealing with these guys, and now I find out that the single most important thing that was going to determine our success is not available to me? As you can imagine, I'm a little ticked off. Instead of launching 2 days ago, the last 2 weeks have been wasted (time I could have spent setting up a Magento store and dropshipping their product). Here's the question: anyone know a way I can make Google ignore the robots.txt file? Is there some DNS magic I can work in to cloak the url/robots.txt ? I don't have ftp access of course, and cannot edit the htaccess file. Any ideas? Also, to note: I'm not trying to screw these guys from their business/sales from search engines, I just feel a little cheated at the moment and would like to have something up at least while I work on getting my own cart/store up in order to config it and dropship their product.