How not to be search engine friendly

When you build a web site, especially an online store, it pays to be search engine friendly. This means that you make sure your site is easy to crawl, has a unique and descriptive title for each page, and that you use semantic markup to give the spider (search engine indexing program) clues as to what is important on your page.

What you do not want to do is feed the spider a special message saying you don’t want to be indexed… because this is what your Google listing looks like:

It appears an automatic system is trying to index this on-line …
It appears an automatic system is trying to index this on-line store. Currently, our resources do not permit this.

If you don’t want search engines to index your site, use a robots.txt file instead!

Here endeth the lesson.