Exclude URL format
« on: July 26, 2014, 10:33:54 PM »
I have a number of PDFs that continue to showup in the sitemap, even though the files do not exist and I cannot find any link to them. Reviewing the enitire log file, the only thing that calls for the files are Bots!

I tried to exclude the URLs in the config using this format:
http://www.MyDomain.com/files/1513/5152/6707/something.pdf

Please, what is the proper format?  Or any other tip.
Thanks, Bob
Re: Exclude URL format
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 02:07:24 PM »
Hello,

please try without domain name:
files/1513/5152/6707/something.pdf
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Re: Exclude URL format
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 08:41:53 PM »
Thanks, I tried the suggested format without the domain.  The files still showup in the sitemap.

Any other ideas?
Re: Exclude URL format
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 12:59:35 PM »
Hello,

please let me know your generator URL/login in private message to check this.
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