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Site Name, Primary Secondary Entrypoint URLs, and Exclusion URLs and Masks
Site Name:
This should be the name of your web site for this account.  For example:
 

Gerald's Home Page

Acme, Inc. Central

Laura's Quake II Central Site
 
 
Primary and Secondary URLs:
A Primary URL is your web site's main front page URL.  If you are using a redirecting URL (a URL that just redirects visitors to your true web site URL), do not enter it here.  You should only index URLs that actually contain content.  Examples are:
 

http://www.yourdomain.com/

http://www.somedomain.com/mydirectory/
 
 
Secondary Entrypoint URL should be used for one of the following reasons:
 

If you have additional web content on another web server that you would like to index.  Note: do not place mirror site URLs in this section -- otherwise, visitors will receive duplicate results when they search your site.

If you use JavaScript or Java to hyperlink between documents.  Our spider is only capable of finding standard anchor <A HREF> hyperlinks and image maps.  In which case, you would enter several of your site URLs in this field, so that our spider can properly index them.

If you use frames, enter the individual URL of the frames that contain your site content and navigation bar hyperlinks.  This will insure that the spider find all of your documents/links properly.
 
 
Help with Exclusion URLs and Masks:
 
An Exclusion URL or Exclusion Mask is a way to specify what URLs NOT to include in your index.  This is a useful option if you have data that you do not wish to have crawled, thus, not showing up in the search results pages.  You can enter the entire URL or enter a URL Mask.
 
An Exclusion Mask allows you to enter just a part of the URL.  If the spider encounters a hyperlink that contains the Exclusion Mask, then it will skip that URL.
 
NOTE: Exclusion URLs and Masks are useful particularly if you do not have access to edit the robots.txt file.  You have the ability to toggle if the spider should recognize robots.txt in the Indexing Options.
 
Only enter one Exclusion URL/Mask per line.
 
Example:
 

 
In the example above, the first entry is an entire URL of a directory that will not be indexed.  The second entry instructs the spider not to crawl any document called
private.html regardless of the directory.  The third entry instructs the spider not to crawl any document in any directory called /private_directory/.
 
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