What are bots: The difference between good and bad bots

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bad Bots

In this article you will learn what are bots, the difference between good and bad bots as well as you can download a list of bad bots.

I am sure you have similar questions to what I did before my research on this topic.

  • Why are bots?
  • What is the difference between good and bad bots?
  • What is the impact on your website?

Learn more about bad bots in detail in our next article. We will be sharing a techniques of our own to tackle these bots that ruin your website performance.

73 thoughts on “What are bots: The difference between good and bad bots

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