What is the info.txt File About?
The info.txt file was used with Alexa (Alexa.com). Essentially
another way to keep your site info updated on Alexa.com.
Alexa.com has since changed how they update the websites, so the
info.txt file is no longer needed. If you want to update/add
your listing, all you have to do is
http://www.alexa.com/siteowners, type in your url, and then you
will have the option to download a file or add a meta tag..
Claiming your website is pretty simple, there are two
options, you can opt to add a file (previously the info.txt file)
to your website or a meta tag. Once this is done, then you can
go ahead and edit your website listing.
info.txt file really needed? Best thing to do is check
your listing in Alexa.com. You can opt to submit changes via their
site, or you can upload your info.txt file. It's not a must have for
your website, but it would be good to make sure that your listing
info is correct. Also, they use the NoFollow tag when linking to
your website, so no link juice will pass on.
If you did have your listing verified before with the
info.txt file,with Alexa
you may need to add your website to your profile again for making
changes, but it should still have your old info from the info.txt file.
By Gerard Manning
Canadian Search Engine
Search Engine Marketing Agency :: Manning