What is a SpamBot?

One major problem with websites is the incessant attack of comment and form spamming. This is caused by what’s known as a “SpamBot“. SpamBot’s are annoying “Robots” that crawl websites in search for forms, comments, user logins, and any other exploitable script to add spam to the website or email spam to the website owner. Read More >

Search engine crawler and automated robot activity not being controlled

In this article I’m going to talk about the impact that search engine crawlers and automated robots activity not being controlled can have on your account’s resource usage. Why do bots need to be controlled? A very common way that information spreads on the Internet is by the use of automated robots that crawl the Read More >

How to Get Public and Private Keys for Google reCAPTCHA

Websites that use forms will need to be secured from spamming by “Spam-Bots“. Spam-Bots will visit your site and fill out forms that are not secured. This can result in comment spamming in forums, spam emails being sent from your server, and other spam related activities. Google has what’s called “reCAPTCHA” that allows you to Read More >

Using a META tag to block bots from indexing a webpage

You can use a specific <META> tag to tell search engine robots to not index Β the content of a specific webpage. If you would like to find out how to stop bots from accessing your entire website please read our article on creating a Robots.txt file. You can also use the same tag to direct Read More >

How to Stop Search Engines from Crawling your Website

In order for your website to be found by other people, search engine crawlers, also sometimes referred to as bots or spiders, will crawl your website looking for updated text and links to update their search indexes. How to Control search engine crawlers with a robots.txt file Website owners can instruct search engines on how Read More >