What are bots: The difference between good and bad bots

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.

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  33. The list is a complete win for me. I had no idea about what are bad bots or how they affect a website traffic until i came across this article. Great job guys!

  34. The bad bots list has certainly helped my website to reduce the intrusion of bots. I had updated my robots file about 4 weeks ago. The spam traffic has reduced by almost 10%. Thanks

  35. Not all the bots are bad for example Google bot, yahoo bot, msn bot and many more are useful in fact very important to let them crawl your website. They help to rank your website on search engines.

  36. I agree with Jennie, huge list of 500 bots, just updated my robot’s file. Need to wait a few weeks to see if it works. It would be great if there was tutorial on how to update robots file in this article. So that i did not have to search online. Great work otherwise.

  37. Audio tutorial is great, however i feel could be better. In saying that great piece of work. The bot list is great. I have just implemented it, need to wait a few weeks and see how it goes

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