Humans.txt – So Have You Uploaded This File?

If you are about to ask why you should upload this file, then take a look at Google’s humans.txt file. If something is popular with Google, then it may become a trend, soon. I recently found this TXT file on Quick Online Tips.


What is humans.txt?

Humans TXT is an initiative for knowing the people behind a website. It’s a TXT file that contains information about the different people who have contributed to building the website.

Why a TXT?

Because it’s something simple and fast to create. Because it’s not intrusive with the code. More often than not, the owners of the site don’t like the authors signing it; they claim that doing so may make the site less efficient.

By adding a txt file, you can prove your authorship (not your property) in an external, fast, easy and accessible way.

Who should I mention?

Whoever you want to, provided they wish you to do so. You can mention the developer, the designer, the copywriter, the webmaster, the SEO, SEM or SMO

As you can see, the number of people who may take part of the creation of a site can be big, so the list is almost endless.

How & Where To Add Humans.txt file?

You just need to upload the file to your root domain, so that the URL will look like

After uploading the file, add the following link in the <head> tags. Now save the theme.

<link type="text/plain" rel="author" href="http://domain/humans.txt" />

Don’t forget to replace it with your humans.txt URL.

Created your own humans.txt file? You can share them in the comments below. Cheers.

19 thoughts on “Humans.txt – So Have You Uploaded This File?”

  1. I really like the idea of including a humans.txt file for my web projects. I mean, why not? It's kind of a neat little easter egg for developers.

  2. Thanks for the review mate… I gonna add this human.txt file in every projects in the future and also update my existing one πŸ™‚

  3. Quite interesting. Never heard about this file before. But Its not very clear if it is also used by search engines in any way just like robot.txt

  4. Never heard about this before!

    I saw humans.txt of HHB, it's cool. I will create one for my blog soon πŸ™‚

  5. Never heard about humans.text before.

    Usually whatever Google does, people will try to imitate it. So expect humans.txt to become a trend soon.

    Thanks for the info Pradeep πŸ™‚

  6. I am very new to this !!Robots.txt was well known to me,
    thanks for getting this new term to me!
    Would be uploading soon to my blog.
    -thanks a lot !


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