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robots.txt and google crawl rate

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Googlebots are absolutely hammering our site and I dont know how to stop it. I have, what is wrong with this? How do I stop this?


How do I get google just to index the sitemap and not try and find every link possible without blocking my merchant feed from being crawled?


As you can see I allowed google bots to index my site

User-agent: Googlebot-Image
User-agent: Googlebot

I also reduced the crawlrate to 30 seconds on webmaster tools which helped a bit but now the problem is back. And I have a sitemap to index in the robots.txt  which really is all I want robots to index period.

This problem didnt always happen on the site, It began in August. Any idea why this is?


Kind regards,



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Re: robots.txt and google crawl rate

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Hi Christiane,
I think you'd get a better answer over on the Webmaster Central forum. This is the AdWords forum so the guys over here will be able to answer your question quicker and more thoroughly!forum/webmasters

Hope that helps.