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    Blackhole pluggin in wordpress.

    Blackhole is a trap for bad bots. The concept of Blackhole is very simple: It includes a hidden link to a robots.txt-forbidden directory somewhere on your pages. Bots that ignore or disobey your robots rules will crawl the link and fall into the trap, which then performs a WHOIS Lookup and records the event in the blackhole data file. Once added to the blacklist data file, bad bots immediately are denied access to your site.
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    We use Wordpress alot, may I ask what bad bots actually do to the website and the effects of them? What is the advantage of installing your plugin?

    Are they form bots etc?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sihost View Post
      We use Wordpress alot, may I ask what bad bots actually do to the website and the effects of them? What is the advantage of installing your plugin?

      Are they form bots etc?

      Cheers
      If you check your website traffic statistics, you would find anonymous bots crawling your content. These bots would be any other than Google, Yahoo bots. We cannot really judge the exact reason for them to crawl the site hence most webmaster term such bots as Bad Bots.

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      • #4
        Usually, bad bots are sent to extract essential data from your website and can destroy your website. It is always better to limit the crawling of search engine bots, such as including a rule in robots.txt file for which bots should be allowed to crawl your content. If you search Google you will get most of the good and bad bots name...

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