Nov 3, 2006 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Yahoo! Slurp will now support two more symbols '*' and '$' in robots.txt file. This was announced in the Yahoo! Search Blog. In the blog Priyank Garg, Product Manager, Yahoo! Search said, “we have just updated Yahoo! Slurp to recognize two additional symbols in the robots.txt directives – '*' and '$'.

The semantics of these is what is as widely understood for robots.txt files.” Function of '$' will to be ' to anchor the match to the end of the URL string' and '*' ' matches a sequence of characters'. Apart from these symbols 'Allow' tag are also being supported by Yahoo!

Navneet Kaushal
Navneet Kaushal is the Editor-in-Chief of PageTraffic Buzz. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic Buzz as one of the well know digital marketing blog.
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