Best Robots.txt Tools: Generators and Analyzers

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While I do not encourage anyone to rely too much on Robots.txt tools (you should either make your best to understand the syntax yourself or turn to an experienced consultant to avoid any issues), the Robots.txt generators and checkers I am listing below will hopefully be of additional help:

Robots.txt generators:

Common procedure:

  1. choose default / global commands (e.g. allow/disallow all robots);
  2. choose files or directories blocked for all robots;
  3. choose user-agent specific commands:
    1. choose action;
    2. choose a specific robot to be blocked.

As a general rule of thumb, I don’t recommend using Robots.txt generators for the simple reason: don’t create any advanced (i.e. non default) Robots.txt file until you are 100% sure you understand what you are blocking with it. But still I am listing two most trustworthy generators to check:

Google Robots.txt generator

SEObook Robots.txt generator

Robots.txt checkers:

Google Robots.txt analyzer

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  • I only need Notepad to create my robots.txt files but if I had to recommend a tool it would be the Google Robots.txt generator. I has everything you need and easy to use. And you can be sure that your robots.txt will work with Google 😉

  • Really good stuff ! and it works 🙂

  • Thanks for the information Ann Smarty. Its is very useful.

    Not only google… I will allow all the bots… We need all people to come our site…!

  • But I won’t allow bad bots…

  • can someone explain what is the point of blocking bad bots?

    • Carole

      Google Robots.txt generator is no longer available. Any idea which is the next best generator?

      Also, which bots do you block?

      Thanks
      Carole

  • It works, but it wont actually “deep search” my links, idk why. All it does is index the sitemap.