223 Spiders online. That's a lot!!,of trackers any chance that we can get the mods to tell the admin about this. This website only needs one spider and that's Google. Lets get real, NO ONE should be using AOL and all the other 1990s and 2000s websites For those new to the robots.txt file, it is merely a text file implementing what is known as the Standard for Robot Exclusion. The file is placed in the main directory of a website and advises spiders and other robots which directories or files they should not access. The file is purely advisory — not all spiders bother to read it let alone heed it. However, most, if not all, the spiders sent by the major search engines to index your site will read it and obey the rules contained within the file (provided those rules make sense).