Better Robots.txt The simplest and easiest way to fully benefit from your website.

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By optimizing your robots.txt the right way, you can tell search engine bots to spend their crawl budgets wisely. And that’s what makes the robots.txt file so useful in a SEO context.

Better Robots.txt

UNIQUE Better Robots.txt was conceived to solve a specific lack of optimization which concerns most WordPress websites. This plugin is a source of SEO juice just waiting to be unlocked.

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VALUABLE Better-Robots.txt ensures that your website, no matter the content (and its quality) will always be crawled by search engines so that you can get the best of it.

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USER CENTRIC We conceived this plugin to be efficient and easy to configure. You don’t need to have any technical experience to use it. A few clicks and you are on business.

FIRST STEP: let's see if you have a robots.txt and what's in it. You can enter a website below, click submit and it will detect if the site has a robots.txt file and display what the file says (it shows results here on this page).

You don't have any Robots.txt file (404 error)?

You are in a real trouble ! And Better Robots.txt can create one for your website.

You have these 2 lines ?

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Great ! But this is the basic skeleton of a robots.txt file. And Better Robots.txt plugin can optimize it.

Did you know that... The robots.txt file is a simple text file placed on your web server which tells webcrawlers (like Googlebot) if they should access a file or not.

  • The robots.txt file controls how search engine spiders see and interact with your webpages;
  • This file, and the bots they interact with, are fundamental parts of how search engines work;
  • The first thing a search engine crawler looks at when it is visiting a page is the robots.txt file;
  • The robots.txt is a source of SEO juice just waiting to be unlocked.

HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR ROBOTS.TXT?

Entrepreneurs, bloggers, ... Whatever you do on WordPress, this plugin is a ``MUST HAVE``.

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Google traffic from a website (in June 2018) optimized with Better Robots.txt.

Boost your content with your sitemap ! Make sure your pages, articles and products, even the latest, are taken into consideration by search engines !

Better Robots.txt plugin was made to work with Yoast SEO plugin (probably the best SEO Plugin for WordPress websites). It will detect if you are currently using Yoast SEO and if the sitemap feature is activated.

If yes, then it will add automatically an instruction in the Robots.txt file asking bots/crawlers to read the sitemap and check if you have made recent changes in your website (so that search engines can index the new content).

If you want to add your own sitemap (or if you are using another SEO plugin), then you just have to copy-paste the Sitemap URL and Better Robots.txt will add to your Robots.txt file.

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Boost your Website indexing Get your website in most popular search engine index !

We have identified a list of the most popular search engines (which will be updated frequently). Each time you select a bot, Better Robots.txt plugin add an instruction in your robots.txt file. Like this (if you add selected “GoogleBot”):

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This is a simple instruction asking Google to read and index your website.

We wanted it simple and we did it !

Protect your data and content Block bad bots from scraping your website and commercializing your information.

Better Robots.txt plugin offers an opportunity to block most recent detected bad bots from crawling and scraping your data.

When it comes to things crawling your site, there are good bots and bad bots. Good bots, like Google bot, crawl your site to index it for search engines. Others crawl your site for more nefarious reasons such as stripping out your content (text, price, …) for republishing, downloading whole archives of your site or extracting your images. Some bots were even reported to pull down entire websites as a result of a heavy broadband…

Better Robots.txt plugin is currently protecting your website against spiders/scrapers identified as bad bots by Distil Networks. We will provide with time (and upgrades) a more complete and detailed list of bad bots blocked by Better Robots.com.

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Test it or get it, but do something ! Don't take the chance of having useless content on your website.

FREEMIUM

$ 0

Available for download freely on WordPress
Allow to add indexing instructions to 16 crawlers
Easy setup of crawl-delay

PREMIUM

$ 35

Only available on Better-Robots.com
Allow to add indexing instructions to 16 crawlers
Easy setup of crawl-delay
Verify your sitemap index from Yoast plugin
Add the sitemap URL to your Robots.txt
Block scrapers (Bad bots)

Let's talk about Better Robots.txt plugin

We are often asked:

Why did you make this plugin? That’s easy to modify the robots.txt. You click there, you do this, then you copy that… (10 sec. later) and done. See?… Easy.

Our reply:

“That’s easy for a scientist to talk about science, it’s obvious …. But what about an entrepreneur? Isn’t he supposed to talk about Business? And focus on what he/she is good at?

The world is full of specialists but no one is specialist of everything. Should we keep this SEO technique for ourselves? No way! Especially when SO MANY websites are so badly ranking on GOOGLE while they have the potential to do MUCH better!

With Better Robots.txt plugin, we give them a chance to unlock their website & fully benefit from their content… And we are proud of it!”

Best SEO practices with Better Robots.txt plugin Learn more about what to do with your robots.txt & your sitemap.

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Great support to optimize your Robots.txt We will help you fix any WordPress indexing issues with our plugin.

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