Daily Mail Places Stealth Job Ad In Its Robots.txt

It’s more commonly used as a way to block search crawlers from certain parts of publishers’ sites.

But the most-visited newspaper website in the UK is using its robots.txt file as a clever hiring tool, as eagle-eyed Malcolm Coles spotted

Part of the file, which is usually only read by crawler code, reads..

Disallow: /home/ireland/
Disallow: /home/scotland/

# August 12th, MailOnline are looking for a talented SEO Manager so if you found this then you’re the kind of techie we need!
# Send your CV to holly dot ward at mailonline dot co dot uk

# Begin standard rules
# Apply rules to all user agents updated 08/06/08
ACAP-crawler: *

Good way to filter in applicable applicants.