Robots, in the context of internet and digital marketing, are small but powerful programs that are used to index websites. They are also called web robots, crawlers or spiders.
Robots.txt is a simple but crucial code that goes into the root directory of your domain files. It helps the search engine understand which sections of the website to crawl and which to omit. However, it plays no role in enhancing or speeding up the actual crawling or indexing process.
The Robots.txt Generator is a free tool that will create the file for you in seconds.
The Robots.txt Generator tool lets you set the default status of robots that crawl your website, control the crawl delay and submit a sitemap (optional). After setting these parameters, you can customise whether or not you want your website crawled by robots of specific search engines such as Google, MSN Search, Yahoo, Ask, Alexa, Naver and many more. You can also restrict the robot from crawling particular areas of your website using the Restricted Directories fields.
On clicking the “Create Robots.txt” button, a robots.txt code is generated in the code panel. Follow the instruction below the code panel and create a robots.txt file in the root directory of your website. Copy the code and paste it into the text file.
A single robots.txt file is sufficient for your website. You do not need multiple copies to place in different directories. The main advantage of the Robots.txt file is that it lets you determine the access areas of your website. Let’s suppose you don’t want the search engine to crawl a segment of the site which is still under construction, you can code that into Robots.txt. Also, it is impossible to have Google validate your website without the Robots.txt file.
robots txt file helps the website to allow spiders to crawl and scan areas in the website which are open for viewers and also helps to disallow areas which are not open for viewers.