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I would like to create a publicly accessible Google Apps site (i.e. users do not need to be authenticated to access the content) while maintaining a policy crawlers and bots exclusion with Robots.txt. Does anyone know how to do that?

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I don't specifically know much about Google Apps - is it stopping you from simply serving out a robots.txt "as usual"? –  Jakob Borg Jan 18 '10 at 21:32
    
what are you trying to achieve as you cant make your apps site publicly accessible. –  seanl Jan 19 '10 at 11:55
    
seanl, it's very possible to make a google site publicly accessible, see sites.google.com/a/lokad.com/translate –  Joannes Vermorel Jan 20 '10 at 17:08

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robots.txt doesn't prevent interactive browsers from using the site. It is only used by robots like crawlers, feedreaders, recursive download tools (though the latter will let the user override it).

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Absolutely, but it does not matter in my case. I just want the results not to show up in Google. –  Joannes Vermorel Jan 20 '10 at 11:49
    
Yeah, but now it's obvious you can just write a two-line robots.txt that excludes everyone everywhere (/ and *). –  Tobu Jan 20 '10 at 22:17

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