Archive for May, 2023

Blocking SEO & “Competitor Research” Bots

by Jason Stewart
I recently noticed that “competitor research” and “SEO” bots were accounting for almost 60% of the traffic on my webserver. Here were the worst offenders: (trendictionbot) User Agent "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; trendictionbot0.5.0; trendiction search;; please let us know of any problems; web at Gecko/20170101 Firefox/67.0" Network(s) – (Hetzner […]

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