google only: the use of the word allow in robots.txt


I see keywords

is 'allow' used by google

I am only looking for a google answer

My client is upset that many pages are visible in google but does not care about other search engines at this moment

I could explain to client about rogue webcrawlers that gather personal information, but all they care about now is google

So could you answer question
yes google follows the word 'allow'
no google does not follow the word 'allow'

and provide the reasons.

Client wants to block many pages and future pages from google.
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google follows everything unless you use disallow

you can use meta tags to stop google aswell

yes it would still appwear:
to stop this use in head section:
<meta name="robots" content="no index, no follow" />
Allow is recognised by Google.
But what is in the index already will not be affected by the robots.txt - the robots will just prevent further indexing.
You can request a url removal in Google Webmaster Tools - may take a while for it to be removed.

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will make google drop the index of a page in time...

you can stop google from showing pages much sooner by going to google webmaster tools and telling google what pages not to show
Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
As I have said in your another question, please try to request to Google to remove the indexed pages, the steps given here,
rgb192Author Commented:
and removal with webmaster tools

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