Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 68
  1. #1
    No Longer Banned!
    Join Date
    January 19th, 2008
    Location
    Wilmer, Texas 75172
    Posts
    939
    Config Robots.txt ?.....
    Hi

    Any idea how to config a robots.txt file ?/

    Steve
    DreamLinux.net | Registered Linux User 453976 | PM me to view our sites. It's a Google thing.

  2. #2
    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 8th, 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,238
    Not sure I understand your question. Just edit it and upload.

  3. #3
    ABW Ambassador Daniel M. Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 7th, 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    2,082
    It's a very basic intarwebs thing. Google is your friend.
    Daniel M. Clark
    Tech Manager
    Greg Hoffman Consulting

  4. #4
    No Longer Banned!
    Join Date
    January 19th, 2008
    Location
    Wilmer, Texas 75172
    Posts
    939
    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourButts
    Not sure I understand your question. Just edit it and upload.
    Seymour

    I have the file on hand already there, but I recently noticed that there are other potentially powerful features on it I never knew about.

    So basically I am trying to get a better understanding of the edit process. I've had this thing for so long, I am fairly sure I simply uploaded it w/o much editing. ~ At least I think anyway.

    Like what are the most important things top add ? So on So on.

    Insight would be great !

    Thank you Seymour !!!!

    Steve
    DreamLinux.net | Registered Linux User 453976 | PM me to view our sites. It's a Google thing.

  5. #5
    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    21,609
    Steve,

    It's been answered many many times here - search button does work, many result pages also. Happy hunting.
    Continued Success,

    Haiko
    The secret of success is constancy of purpose ~ Disraeli

  6. #6
    ABW Ambassador Boom or Bust's Avatar
    Join Date
    February 3rd, 2008
    Posts
    3,955
    Hey Steve,

    FIX YOUR WEBSITE!

    Then worry about robots.txt



    X

  7. #7
    Moderator BurgerBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    jacked by sylon www.sylonddos.weebly.com
    Posts
    9,618
    Quote Originally Posted by Boomers
    Hey Steve,

    FIX YOUR WEBSITE!

    Then worry about robots.txt
    We've told you this a million times Steve but you never listen.

    Fixing your website should be your only priority and nothing else.

    Vietnam Veteran 1966-1970 USASA
    ABW Forum Rules - Advertise At ABW

  8. #8
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 26th, 2008
    Posts
    15
    Steve is a great guy!... my concerns with the website is on Firefox and then using the IE tab extension to view his website in IE7.

    The colors and rendering.

  9. #9
    ABW Ambassador beachcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 11th, 2006
    Location
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Posts
    723
    Steve,

    I checked your site in FF and your product contents table is way off. You may need to check your style sheet. Then check your site out in the various browsers since they don't all read CSS the same.

  10. #10
    No Longer Banned!
    Join Date
    January 19th, 2008
    Location
    Wilmer, Texas 75172
    Posts
    939
    Quote Originally Posted by beachcom
    Steve,

    I checked your site in FF and your product contents table is way off. You may need to check your style sheet. Then check your site out in the various browsers since they don't all read CSS the same.
    Joe

    Scope http://stevesapparel.com/Steves.Index.Shot.png

    This in firefox at 1280x1024 and has been tested to work on flock ff2 galeon netscape9 I forgot to try it on opera and IE7 ...

    I dunno css at all.

    Any body programme css for a fee ?

    Steve
    DreamLinux.net | Registered Linux User 453976 | PM me to view our sites. It's a Google thing.

  11. #11
    No Longer Banned!
    Join Date
    January 19th, 2008
    Location
    Wilmer, Texas 75172
    Posts
    939
    Quote Originally Posted by Boomers
    Hey Steve,

    FIX YOUR WEBSITE!

    Then worry about robots.txt

    ED

    I did fix it. See Joes post reply.

    It might not work on everyone elses computer, But I sure a shit did spend nearly 3 hours fixing and testing.

    Any css experts here ?

    Steve
    DreamLinux.net | Registered Linux User 453976 | PM me to view our sites. It's a Google thing.

  12. #12
    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 8th, 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,238
    Steve, I just loaded your site using FF v2 and Opera v9 and your main page doesn't look right on both browsers. There is no reason a page shouldn't "work on everyone elses computer" regardless of the browser.

  13. #13
    ABW Ambassador ladidah's Avatar
    Join Date
    October 15th, 2007
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    1,888
    What are you using to make your pages? Dreamweaver, Frontpage, ??

    Your pages look bad still in FF2 and worse in IE7.

    If you want to test your browsers use http://browsershots.org/

    Do you have any saved old copies of your site. Backed up? I would reload those since they looked much better than these.

  14. #14
    ABW Ambassador Boom or Bust's Avatar
    Join Date
    February 3rd, 2008
    Posts
    3,955
    Steve, don't get sidetracked on CSS. I believe your problem relates to syntax errors in the html of the page. To begin with you have a missing quote after 20.5% here...

    <TABLE WIDTH="20.5% BGCOLOR="#Transparent" ALIGN="left" CELLSPACING="0" CELLPADDING="0" BORDER="0">

    Fix that first. You may find that your whole page will suddenly work as it should. If it doesn't, go through the html and match all the table, tr, and td tags with closing tags to make sure you're missing none. Do it right away so we can take a look.

    Ed



    X

  15. #15
    ABW Ambassador 2busy's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 17th, 2005
    Location
    Tropical Mountaintop
    Posts
    5,636
    I took a quick look this morning, ran the main page through PSPad HTML check and it found 4 major errors and 104 minor errors. Many errors are spelling errors, others are simple errors caused by making up rules as the page goes along. "20.5%" is not a valid width, there are no half pixels in html. #TRANSPARENT is not a valid color for example. There are multiple doctype declarations, the page says it is UTF-8 and it's ascii, says it is XHTML and it has deprecated elements from html3; There are multiple </body> tags and no <body> tag - also more than one </html> tag. Caps in tags went out with html3 - browsers can still read them but it adds lumps to the spiderfood. Tags open with no closing tag. It looks like html soup. I know Steve has been to w3schools because of a previous post, so he knows where it is.

    I don't mind helping folks at all but not if they won't put ant effort into their own learning when it's in front of them. The business of asking how to install a skylight when there is no ceiling, no floor, no roof is just avoiding what needs to be done. The basic information is out there, it was out there for all of us and it is still out there for whenever Steve decides to get serious about building his site.

  16. #16
    ABW Ambassador Boom or Bust's Avatar
    Join Date
    February 3rd, 2008
    Posts
    3,955
    WTG 2busy!



    X

  17. #17
    ABW Ambassador Boom or Bust's Avatar
    Join Date
    February 3rd, 2008
    Posts
    3,955
    BTW, The 104 minor errors are probably all the slashes like this /> that are included at the end of a lot of the tags. They don't belong there. Just remove them.



    X

  18. #18
    Moderator BurgerBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    jacked by sylon www.sylonddos.weebly.com
    Posts
    9,618
    Quote Originally Posted by 2busy
    I don't mind helping folks at all but not if they won't put any effort into their own learning when it's in front of them. The business of asking how to install a skylight when there is no ceiling, no floor, no roof is just avoiding what needs to be done. The basic information is out there, it was out there for all of us and it is still out there for whenever Steve decides to get serious about building his site.
    Great post 2busy!

    That's exactly the way we all feel about trying to help him.

    Vietnam Veteran 1966-1970 USASA
    ABW Forum Rules - Advertise At ABW

  19. #19
    ABW Ambassador Daniel M. Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 7th, 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    2,082
    The closing slash is one of the few things he got right, for the most part. It belongs on any tag that does not have a closer, like img, br and hr:

    <img src="" />
    <br />
    <hr />

    Tags that have closers, like p, don't get a closing slash:

    <p></p>
    <a href=""></a>
    <table></table>
    Daniel M. Clark
    Tech Manager
    Greg Hoffman Consulting

  20. #20
    ABW Ambassador Boom or Bust's Avatar
    Join Date
    February 3rd, 2008
    Posts
    3,955
    Quote Originally Posted by HecticDMC
    The closing slash is one of the few things he got right, for the most part. It belongs on any tag that does not have a closer, like img, br and hr:

    <img src="" />
    <br />
    <hr />

    Tags that have closers, like p, don't get a closing slash:

    <p></p>
    <a href=""></a>
    <table></table>
    I've never heard of that in plain html. FF turns them all red meaning they're considered invalid...



    X

  21. #21
    ABW Ambassador Daniel M. Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 7th, 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    2,082
    I have to be honest though, the site looks terrible. I mean, really, really bad. I'm not trying to be mean or harsh. Everything from the graphics to the layout to the colors is just really, really badly executed. Please take this as a constructive criticism - your graphics, with the exception of your logo, use a terrible font and are so blurry it's nearly impossible to tell what some of them say. You've got navigation in an area that looks like nothing more than background. I didn't even notice those navigation elements until I tried to right-click to view source in [what I thought was] an empty area. The only unique element that I think has anything going for it is the logo, and even that is a derivative of the typical pro-sports red/blue split. Considering you're not selling anything that can't be bought elsewhere, your site needs to be immaculate - I'm talking top-shelf, 100% USDA choice, double-plus good.

    Steve, I've watched you ask question after question in these forums about what I call 'level 2' topics, like the robots.txt question. You ask questions that should not even be considered until you have a functioning, properly laid out site.

    I have three suggestions. First, hire an experienced web designer to create the site for you. Second, if you don't want to spend money on a professional, read a few HTML books and learn the basics. Clearly, you do not understand the basics of HTML and web design. There's nothing wrong with that, but you need to compensate for that either by learning or by hiring. Your choice. The third suggestion, if you don't want to hire anyone and you don't want to learn the basics yourself, is just to get out of internet marketing. Seriously. Hire it, learn it or get out - because you're just wasting time (yours and the forum members) and energy doing what you're doing right now.
    Daniel M. Clark
    Tech Manager
    Greg Hoffman Consulting

  22. #22
    ABW Ambassador Daniel M. Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 7th, 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    2,082
    Quote Originally Posted by Boomers
    I've never heard of that in plain html. FF turns them all red meaning they're considered invalid...
    Only because the doctype is messed up and the site isn't coded properly.

    The W3C recommends coding in XHTML, which dictates things like lowercase tags and closing slashes. Prior versions of HTML and relevant guidelines didn't require closing slashes. The differences between XHTML and HTML are pretty minor, really... mostly syntax/capitalization rules and such. The basics of it, the tags and whatnot, are 99% the same.
    Daniel M. Clark
    Tech Manager
    Greg Hoffman Consulting

  23. #23
    Moderator BurgerBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    jacked by sylon www.sylonddos.weebly.com
    Posts
    9,618
    Hire it, learn it or get out - because you're just wasting time (yours and the forum members) and energy doing what you're doing right now.
    Excellent post Daniel.

    That's what we've all been trying to tell him forever but he won't listen to anyone.

    Vietnam Veteran 1966-1970 USASA
    ABW Forum Rules - Advertise At ABW

  24. #24
    ABW Ambassador 2busy's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 17th, 2005
    Location
    Tropical Mountaintop
    Posts
    5,636
    The ending slash is only valid in XHTML. If you use ending slashes in HTML it makes the bots think the page ends after the second one. Steve's page is not XHTML even though that's what both doctype declarations state. That declaration at the top of the page is to tell browsers how to read your page, which standards to use.

    About the closing slash in the tags and metatags, here is where I read this, some time ago:
    http://groups.google.com/group/Googl...e16cb15bc53ba1 and more on Webado's site.

  25. #25
    ABW Ambassador Daniel M. Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 7th, 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    2,082
    That's a good point.

    Pages really should be done in XHTML though.
    Daniel M. Clark
    Tech Manager
    Greg Hoffman Consulting

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Restricted by robots.txt without robots.txt?
    By mayfly in forum Search Engine Optimization
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: August 26th, 2009, 05:13 PM
  2. Robots.txt
    By Rhia7 in forum Midnight Cafe'
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 18th, 2009, 12:34 AM
  3. Google wants nothing but robots.txt!
    By login in forum Search Engine Optimization
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: November 19th, 2004, 09:05 AM
  4. Do you use a robots.txt?
    By Mr. Sal in forum Voting Booth
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: November 12th, 2003, 07:29 PM
  5. robots txt
    By reflections in forum Programming / Datafeeds / Tools
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: December 26th, 2002, 06:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •