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Robots.txt file refuse URL Submissions?

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After designing several web pages, I find that certain search engines, such as Infoseek, Lycos, etc. cannot spider my page because my ISP has a robots.txt file somewhere that won't allow certain engines to accept my URL.  Why is this? What is the workaround? I included a META tag in my page to allow robots to index my page, but still it is refused..very frustrating, I mean why design a page if it cannot be indexed.  Unsuccessful in contacting my ISP on this, thought someone out there could shed some light on this.  Many thanks, Frank at Akimbo Productions
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Hello, i'm afraid there's no workaround on this.

Most search engines, when reach a site, firstly get the robot.txt file, and act by consequence. No META tag will work, since your pages won't even get considered.

Your only chance it to convince your ISP to modify the robot.txt file so that your pages get accessible.

Rgds and good luck, julio
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