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What is a bad bot?

We all know about Googlebot and Bingbot, but there are thousands of bot’s and not all of them play by the rules. A bad bot can be used for many different purposes, such as price scraping, DDoS attacks, account takeover, and many more malicious ways that defraud a brand or website. These bots can also distort website traffic from search or direct channels, making metrics incorrect and sometimes causing brands to unnecessarily invest of infrastructure.

How to block Bad Bots?

Some will have you believing that if you want to control bot’s to your website just add this to your robots.txt file
User-agent: BadBot
Disallow: /
or this to your .htaccess file

the truth is editing your .htaccess can slow down your page load and more.

The right way to block bad bot’s is by using Global Site Guard, our built in bot blocker contains over 1,000 bad bot’s, used with company blocking the bots don’t stand a chance. Below is 10 examples of bots we have blocked.

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Location Country IP BOT Blocked
Chicago, Illinois 40.77.139.76 HeadlessChrome Yes
Chicago, Illinois 40.77.139.76 HeadlessChrome Yes
Chicago, Illinois 40.77.139.76 HeadlessChrome Yes
Chicago, Illinois 40.77.139.76 HeadlessChrome Yes
Chicago, Illinois 40.77.139.76 HeadlessChrome Yes
Chicago, Illinois 40.77.139.76 HeadlessChrome Yes
Chicago, Illinois 40.77.139.76 HeadlessChrome Yes
Chicago, Illinois 40.77.191.238 HeadlessChrome Yes
Chicago, Illinois 40.77.191.238 HeadlessChrome Yes
Chicago, Illinois 40.77.191.238 HeadlessChrome Yes

Can I add and remove bots from the list?

Yes, with Global Site Guard you have FULL control of blocking or allowing bots to your website.