Robots Clicking On Google Adsense Ads.The Junk Traffic In The Advertising Industry
You can do this by adding “deny from www.amazonaws.com” to your .htaccess file. This is harmful incase you are using social media buttons and widgets because it will affect effective communication with legitimate services.
Examples of rogue crawler tools:
- Unidentified Web surfing tools
- Blog and social monitoring services.
- Broken link checkers.
- Tools used in hacking web-based logins
- Tools used in fetching RSS feeds
- Search engine crawlers.
- Tools used in SEO backlinks
- Tools used in capturing SEO date
- Tools used in web pre-fetching
- Web scrapping software.
One of the platforms that have empowered rogue crawlers is the open source Mozilla. With this, websites receive inflated traffic.
In some instances, there is more than 50% traffic coming from these social media services and crawlers. By now it is evident that it will unethical using these tools on people’s websites without their consent.
You can have explicit or implicit permission from website owners through tobots.txt. It will be ethical honoring robots.txt with all crawler tools at your disposal. Still with all this, you can access what real visitors to your website are doing.
This is achievable with analytical software capable of filtering either by IP address or/and domain to reduce inflated traffic. With a good analytic package, robots will be aggressively filtered for you.
You should contemplate blocking all these rogue robots because you do not owe them. Crawl activities involving crawl spam are becoming alarming to millions of websites.