in this article we will walk you through on how to know you are having bots visits on your website or blog and how to best manage it.
There are different kind of bots on the internet, The bad bots and the good bots, Google it’s self use bots to crawl your content,the kind of bots Google use are the good bots,we will focus on how you can spot the bad bots on your website.
Firts what’s a bots?
A bot, short for “robot” and also called an internet bot — is a computer program that operates as an agent for a user or other program, or to simulate a human activity. Bots are normally used to automate certain tasks, meaning they can run without specific instructions from humans.
Why bad bots are dangerous to your website or blog
As the name(bad) implies. the the bad bots are meant for bad intentions, they mostly use to steal some valueble content from your site
The bad bots consume your bandwidth there by increase the cost of your hosting.
if you are running Google AdSense ads on your site the bad bots will cause an ad limit or your AdSense account getting banned permanently, which is bad for publishers.
How to know when you are having a bots traffic.
you’ll need a Google analytics and sense to figure out bad bots on your website.
if you don’t have a Google analytics account visit
analytics.google.com sign up and create your analytics account.
knowing or figuring out bots traffic using Google analytics account
You’ll notice a high increase on your bounce rate. once your site bounce rate is at 90+% you’ll need just one thing to tell if you are having bad bots on your website, and that’s the session duration. when you have a bounce rate of upto 90% and your session duration less than a minute just know you are definitely having bots on your site and action will be required to get rid of it.
knowing you are having bots traffic by the content you post.
imagine you post content related to Nigeria only, and most of your audience are from Ireland or Germany just know that’s also a red signal for bots traffic, how do you know we’re your visitors are from? well it’s easy to know that from your Google analytics account.
we will post on how to get rid of bots on your website soon. keep checking out on thegiantreport.com