Bad Bots - What are they?

With Amazon now imposing usage restrictions on their API data feed, it becomes more important than ever to make sure you’re not wasting resources on unwanted visitors to your sites.

By ‘unwanted’ of course, we are referring to search engine spiders who comb your site, indexing hundreds (if not thousands) of pages, and give you nothing in return – no page rank, no shoppers, no income. As well as eating up your product request allocations, bad spiders (also known as bots) waste your bandwidth, drive up your allotted CPU time, and could force your site to go dark, resulting in no chance for sales.

Please see the tutorial in the AOM Talk blog on how to trap these naughty bots.

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