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I Can’t Edit My Website’s Robots.txt

In this tutorial, we’ll look at why you may be unable to edit your website’s robots.txt file.

You can edit your robot.txt file with the help of the Rank Math SEO plugin from Rank Math dashboard > General Settings > Edit robots.txt. But there might be cases wherein you are not able to edit your file. Let us look at some of the common reasons:

Common Reasons Your Site’s Robots.txt Can’t Be Edited

1 Presence of a Physical File

One of the common reasons for this issue is that a physical robots.txt file is present in the root folder of your website. You can remove this file via FTP and then try to edit the robots.txt file.

2 Other Plugin Creates Robots.txt

If some another plugin is creating the robots.txt file then you will not be ablate edit your robots.txt. You can simply find and disable the plugin that is creating the file.

3 Permission Issue on the Web Server

If there are some permission issues on the Web Server then you need to contact the web host. They might help you out to solve the problem further.

Editing Robots.txt file is a case of “with great power, comes greater responsibility”. The power to guide the Googlebot with a well written robots.txt file is a tempting one. Nevertheless the advantages of having a well written robots file are enormous, better crawl speed, no useless content for crawlers, etc. However just keep in mind that one little mistake can cause you a lot of harm.

As always, if you still have any questions, doubts, or queries, we’re here to help. Please feel free to contact our support team who are available 24×7 and will help you out as soon as possible.

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