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Trying to Eliminate Footprints on My Wordpress Sites

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by klawre1221, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. klawre1221

    klawre1221 Regular Member

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    What sort of robots txt file should I set up so that the search engine spiders spider my content but not my plugins folder or anything else that they might like. I am using wordpress and also platinum seo but have the video plugin I found on here as well as the uaw plugin. What sort of things should I try to hide?
     
  2. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Something like this should work for you:

    Code:
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /wp-admin
    Disallow: /wp-includes
    Disallow: /wp-content
    
     
  3. DY234

    DY234 Newbie

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    *nvm figured it out.
     
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  4. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    You generally have to create your own. Just make a file called robots.txt in a text editor and upload it.

    For more information on why they exist and what they do, check out:
    Code:
    http://www.robotstxt.org/
     
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  5. DY234

    DY234 Newbie

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    Hah I created one and uploaded it right before I saw your post. Thanks anyway
     
  6. letsseeblackworld

    letsseeblackworld Newbie

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    What is a good article on SEO footprints? I did not know it played an important role in SEO.
     
  7. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    It doesn't matter, it's just a theory that people have but there's nothing supporting it. There's also no way google is checking your plugins either. You don't want people poking around in there though so you may as well block them.