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3 should-be-easy code fixes to a single .htaccess file:
host server = Windows IIS 7
Need these 3 items fixed or added to my .htaccess. On receipt and verification of code fixes, will release funds in full:
1) IP BLOCKS ("deny from...") code is not working. I have the code already except not being recognized for some reason. Am new to .htaccess.
2) Fix / add snippet to DROP (not require) the ".htm" and ".html" EXTENSIONS on all files (I have provided some suggestions I found online--you can totally replace them if you want).
--One of our .html is the home page, coded as [url removed, login to view] so obviously need to be careful etc.
--We don't want a solution that requires that we change all of our links within every page to "absolute" links. For example, if a link shows as "/[url removed, login to view]" in the source now, we don't want to have to change that code to "[url removed, login to view]". I'm sure this will be easy or moot point.
3) VERIFY that our X-ROBOTS tag is coded properly so that NONE of the following get indexed BUT ... all of them get crawled (of course!):
ALL .txt files (eg [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view])
.xml files (eg [url removed, login to view])
In other words none of those files will THEMSELVES be indexed (example: [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view]) and must not show up in SERPs...BUT they must obviously be crawled.
Project pays $40 on completion and confirmation on testing these 3 tasks.