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Other tricks to throw off the bots by tanderso
Posted: 11 Dec 00

You can do some other things to throw off the robots.

  • The first would be to encapsulate your page in a frameset.  Many robots do not follow links in a frameset.  
  • You could also do a meta-refresh or javascript refresh from a doorway page to your real content, which causes many robots to be unable to find your page.  
  • Another thing you could do is start with a blank page with just a layer and some javascript code which inserts your content into the layer.  Robots cannot index the results of client-side scripting.
  • Or you could implement a CGI script which detects the browser and compares it to a custom list of robots or robot-like heuristics and return a special robots page if there is a match or the user page if not.

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