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Robots have changed over the years, but this is still one awesome tune.
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A popular one with all the breakers out there ... back in the day.
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Falls eure Website gehackt wurde, solltet ihr euren Hosting-Provider um Unterstützung bitten. Die Wahrscheinlichkeit ist hoch, dass ihr über diesen Weg Hilfe beim Bereinigen des Hacks erhaltet!
 
Quelle: https://www.stopbadware.org/files/compromised-websites-an-owners-perspective.pdf

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I see a bunch of posts about the robotted resources message that we're sending out. I haven't had time to go through & review them all (so include URLs if you can :)), but I'll spend some time double-checking the reports tomorrow. 

Looking back a lot of years, blocking CSS & JS is something that used to make sense when search engines weren't that smart, and ended up indexing & ranking those files in search. For a long time now, that's no longer the case  (happy to get reports if you do see it though), and nowadays it's extremely helpful to be able to access CSS & JS files so that we understand what a page really looks like. Is it mobile-friendly? Is there content that we'd miss without JavaScript? Blocked CSS & JS files are some of the bigger problems that we run across in the meantime.

Search Console gives you tools to find blocked content across your site, to test individual pages to see if all embedded content is accessible, and to test your robots.txt files to find why a specific URL is blocked (and to submit an updated robots.txt so that we can crawl it ASAP). We've also documented this problem in various ways over time, for example in https://developers.google.com/webmasters/mobile-sites/mobile-seo/common-mistakes/blocked-resources 

That said, we hear you that these messages aren't as clear as they could be, and we'll double-check your reports (here on G+, on Twiter, in the forums, etc) to see what we can do to improve that. 
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if /js/ is blocked currently, does that count for this update? will adding this line of code unblock everything?

User-Agent: Googlebot
Allow: .js
Allow: .css
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Mmmh, coffee.
2015. Made with Carbonmade. Breakfast. We are totally morning people. We love watching the sun rise with a cup of hot tea in a kitchen filled with delicios smells of breakfast. This is a growing gallery of our morning foods.
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Yeah thnx
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Hello Search analytics users!

Would you like to receive messages and/or alerts related to your Search analytics report in Search Console
+1 the answer below (yes or no)

If yes, please add the kind of alerts or messages you'd like to see, in the comments.

ex: message me when I have a NN% drop in impressions
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Heute um 13:00 geht's weiter mit dem naechsten Webmaster Sprechstunden Hangout. Ihr koennt noch eure Fragen eintragen, und seid natuerlich auch eingeladen, persoenlich mitzumachen! 
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Donnerstag gibt's hier wieder ein Google Webmaster Central Hangout auf Deutsch

Thema: Fragen koennt ihr hier auf der Event-Seite erfassen. Ich bin offen fuer alles Google/Webmaster-bezogene, z.B. Google’s Crawling & Indexing, Duplicate Content, Sitemaps, Search Console, Mehrsprachige & internationale Websites, usw. 

Wo: Hier auf Google+. Mehr ueber Hangouts findet ihr unter https://sites.google.com/site/webmasterhelpforum/en/office-hours  -- eine Webcam ist praktisch, aber nicht notwendig. 
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because can't understand German language.
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I noticed there's a bit of confusion on how to tweak a complex robots.txt file (aka longer than two lines :)). We have awesome documentation (of course :)), but let me pick out some of the parts that are commonly asked about:

- Disallowing crawling doesn't block indexing of the URLs. This is pretty widely known, but worth repeating.

- More-specific user-agent sections replace less-specific ones. If you have a section with "user-agent: *" and one with "user-agent: googlebot", then Googlebot will only follow the Googlebot-specific section. 

- More-specific directives trump less-specific ones. We look at the length of the "path-part". For example, "allow: /javascript.js" will trump "disallow: /java", but "allow: *.js" won't. 

- The paths / URLs in the robots.txt file are case-sensitive. 

For non-trivial files, tweaking can be a bit tricky. I strongly recommend using the robots.txt Tester in Search Console - it will pinpoint the line that blocks any specific URL, lets you test changes directly, and is the fastest way to let Google know of a changed robots.txt file on your site. Find out more about the tool at https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6062598

Here's the full documentation: https://developers.google.com/webmasters/control-crawl-index/docs/robots_txt 
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I think most of the webmasters out there are looking for a solution, not for all possibilitys and the understanding of the science of crawling.

To be honest: The google documentation is reaaaly good! But its complex too. There is no "quick solution" inside. Thats why most of the webmasters out there are still confused even there is a bunch of good documentations.
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This looks like a blast -- "drone" racing.
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69% of the visits abandoned our page. These users neither went to the app store nor continued to our mobile website.

In other words nobody likes app download interstitials, so stop.
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I wish Yelp would stop telling me that pictures look better in its app...
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