Meet Tomo, a handy tool to avoid any unexpected issues with your robots.txt files. Tomo gets its name from the Japanese word for ‘friend’, and you can count on it to be there when you need it.
Having a well-configured robots.txt file is crucial to ensure your website is crawled efficiently by search engine crawlers. By preventing low-value URLs from consuming crawl budget, you can enhance the indexing of your website in search engines and reduce server costs. Moreover, with Tomo, you can avoid robots directives that are preventing valuable pages from being crawled and indexed.
Tomo’s quick and efficient identification of issues with robots rules ensures that your website runs smoothly, without any undetected problems. So, rest assured that Tomo is here to make your life easier!
Unlike other free robots.txt monitoring tools, Tomo uses a Test Driven Development methodology to help you test your URLs against multiple user agent tokens, such as Googlebot and Bingbot. Tomo runs these tests against your live robots.txt to see if it produces the expected results, and it can be used to safely update a robots.txt file before it goes live.
Tomo’s test-based approach eliminates errors and allows the robots.txt to be written to meet your requirements, helping you prevent any issues with crawling and indexing.
Tomo can alert you within the hour to changes on your live robots.txt file, enabling you to act on any errors before it’s seen by search engines.
The tool automatically suppresses ‘false positive’ notifications caused by network connection issues or temporary server errors. You can trust you’ll only be alerted when the robots file has really changed.
For your convenience, alerts can be sent to multiple email addresses, Slack or Microsoft Teams channels to notify the right people and quickly resolve any issues.
Tomo is every SEO’s best friend. Without it, you may unknowingly allow your traffic to plummet, or worse have your site removed from Google Search at any given moment!
As we’re in the Beta testing stage at the moment, you will be one of the first users to access the tool, before its general release.
Simply fill out your details and see how your business can benefit from the capabilities of our Tomo robots.txt monitoring tool.