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Having a look at my domain stats... http://www.tayside-organists.org.uk

I could see there were several search bots that were scanning my pages.

Is there anyway to stop them from doing this?

Craigster
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Registered: 10-04-2007

Search Bots

Most people want it that way so that there site gets noticed by the search engines :?

There is a HTML code though that you can insert into the header to stop the bots looking beyond that page.
I am looking through the massive book I have on HTML trying to find it at the moment.
If I do come across it again I'll post back here but if anyone else knows it then feel free to post as well.

Edit:-
Ok found it
Try <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="nofollow,noindex"> that should stop the robots doing anything with it. Cool
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Search Bots

Add the follwoing file in your htdocs directory, or document root.

robots.txt
User-agent: *

Disallow: /


This will tell all search bots or robots that you do not wish to have your site scanned.

Chilly