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Web Page listed in robots.txt has high Rank in Webmaster Tools RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    right now I have about 20 domains listed in Webmaster Tools.  Common to all of them is, that web pages listed with "Disallow:" in robots.txt earn high rank and are listed within the "top 5 pages".

    This isn't looking consistent, because I would not expect web pages listed with "Disallow:" in robots.txt to earn high rank.

    What is the problem?

    Please advice.

    some Webmaster
    Sunday, June 15, 2008 9:14 PM

Answers

  • Just so that I am on the same page, you are refering to what is showing in Webmaster Tools and not under a general search on live.com correct?

     

    In regards to the Disallow directive, this will not increase your PR. It might be a bug. Please remember that we are still in beta and are working to fix known issues.

     

     

    Brett

    Wednesday, July 9, 2008 2:40 AM

All replies

  • Could you provide a domain name and I will take a look.

     

     

    Thanks,

     

     

    Brett

     

     

    Brett

     

    Monday, June 16, 2008 7:10 PM

  • Hello,

    some of the domains are:
    http://disch-systems.de
    http://a.disch-systems.de
    http://disch-online.de
    http://disch-services.de
    http://uwe-disch.de

    Thank you for taking care

    Uwe

    Monday, June 16, 2008 9:49 PM
  • Hi,

    right now all the ranking data of my account seems to be cleared in Webmaster Tools, but if I do for instance a search like
    disch site:uwe-disch.de
    again I find the "Disallow:"-pages with high rank in the results.

    Could you have some problems with ranking of disallowed pages?

    BR

    Uwe
    Wednesday, June 18, 2008 6:45 AM
  • Hello,

    now the ranking data is there again.  There are also the "Disallow:"-pages with high rank.


    Bye

    Uwe
    Thursday, June 19, 2008 5:45 AM
  • Hello Brett,

     

    This is vey interesting. I don't think "disallow" command in robots.txt file will improve page rank. But Uwe is very confident on that.

     

    Please add your comments.

     

    Regards,

    Krish

    http://jythra.com

     

    Monday, June 30, 2008 11:07 PM
  • Just so that I am on the same page, you are refering to what is showing in Webmaster Tools and not under a general search on live.com correct?

     

    In regards to the Disallow directive, this will not increase your PR. It might be a bug. Please remember that we are still in beta and are working to fix known issues.

     

     

    Brett

    Wednesday, July 9, 2008 2:40 AM