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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Florence, KY

    robots.txt to stop google images?

    I have this:
    User-agent: Googlebot-Image
    Disallow: /

    What am I missing? Does this stop google images from any subsequent indexes or does it stop immediately? I'm thinking it stops subsequent indexes but I have had this in place for months now and I am still getting google images using my bandwidth..


  2. #2
    Can;t post links, but, go to google and run a search for the following:

    google stop indexing robots

    There will be a link to the google webmasters area. There is an entire page there about robots and disallowing information to be indexed.

    You did it right,, it becomes a waiting game. Personal is quicker and easier to get the initial crawl, than recrawls.

    Has the bot been back? In the server/account logs?

    Check that out and it is a good indicator of it being there scooping your links up.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Alberta, Canada
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /cgi-bin/
    Disallow: /images/

    Might as well stop all SE Bots from indexing your images. - for all your Hosting needs
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    To remove all the images on your site from our index, place the following robots.txt file in your server root:

    User-agent: Googlebot-Image
    Disallow: /

    According to google that should it work
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