How to create a no robot.txt for the message boards only


My site is small and I have very few visitors yet my page view limit exceeded the numbers for the second time. It was suggested i  switch from don't throttle to standard throttling and it worked for a few months.. Now it has gone over again.

I'm not very knowledgeable in this area so if someone could please advise me how to write a no robots.txt file and where to place it on my boards, I would be extremely grateful.

Thanking you in advance.



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Hi there!
You'll want to go to to edit your robots.txt.   

It is currently set to custom throttling, but with nothing set in the box. As it is blank then this is the same as having no robots.txt and no throttling at all.  Has it been like this the entire time? If so, you're getting no throttling and would be better off having it set to standard.

If you do still want to put it on custom then here some things you might try

User-agent: *
Crawl-delay: 60

User-agent: *
Disallow: */search?
Disallow: */advancedSearch?

This should slow them down some.  You can even up the 60 second delay a little.

Preventing them entirely would be something like

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

Of course, doing that would keep google and bing from indexing the site altogether which might not be what you want to do.

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I had just changed the status to custom before posting this message so I have now changed it and we will see what happens.  Thank you for your support and feedback.

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