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How to control when a bot(yahoo,google) can crawl a website

Discussion in 'robots.txt' started by enikram, Mar 18, 2015.

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    I see yahoo visiting every 20-30 seconds. MSN as often as every 10 seconds.

    Is it possible to control with robots.txt each bot and tell them when to visit.
    While I don't want to control Google bots, bing and yahoo may need to slow down to perhaps once every 2 minutes.

    Then I'd like to really slow down bots I don't care about at all( Baidu,Yandex,etc) so they can be set at once every 10-20 minutes.

    If possible, it would be great to block completely any other spiders
    SEMrush
     
    enikram, Mar 18, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
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    superrichguy Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if it's possible. I know you can restrict them from searching certain files but a time limit I am unaware of.
    But to block certain bits use something like this:

    User-agent: BadBot
    Disallow: /
     
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    Nigel Lew Notable Member

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    Today only we had 15,000 hits from Unknown bots.

    Is there a way to block ALL the bots, except say yahoo,bing and google?
     
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