What is Robots.txt?
Robots.txt - a text file that tells web robots which pages on your site to crawl and which pages not to crawl. It is an important part of website management as it allows you to control how search engines access and index your content.
The Robots.txt file must be placed in the root directory of your website, so that search engine bots can easily locate it. This file contains specific directives for each robot, such as Googlebot, Bingbot or Yahoo! Slurp. The directives tell the robots whether they are allowed to crawl certain pages or sections of your website.
By using Robots.txt, you can prevent sensitive information from being indexed by search engines or avoid duplicate content issues caused by multiple versions of the same page. However, keep in mind that some malicious bots may ignore this file and still try to access restricted areas of your website.