AdsBot-Google

Operated by Google. Last seen today.

What is AdsBot-Google?

About

AdsBot-Google is an intelligence gatherer operated by Google. It's not currently known to be artificially intelligent or AI-related. If you think that's incorrect or can provide more detail about its purpose, please contact us.

Detail

Website http://google.com/bot.html

Type

Intelligence Gatherer
Searches for useful insights

Expected Behavior

The behavior of intelligence gatherers depends on the goals of their clients. For example, a client might be interested in brand sentiment, in which case the agent would crawl related social media or blog posts at a more frequent rate than unrelated websites.

Insights

Activity on Your Website

Half of your website's traffic probably comes from artificial agents, and they're becoming more intelligent every day.

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Other Websites

7%
of top websites are currently blocking AdsBot-Google in some way
Learn How →

Access Control

Should I Block AdsBot-Google?

Probably not, especially if you benefit from an intelligence gathering service yourself. However, you might choose to block them if you're concerned about things like server resource usage.

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
AdsBot-Google Should match instances of AdsBot-Google

You can block AdsBot-Google or limit its access by setting user agent token rules in your website's robots.txt.

# robots.txt
# This blocks AdsBot-Google

User-agent: AdsBot-Google
Disallow: /

Instead of doing this manually, you can generate a robots.txt that stays up to date with the agent list automatically.

Set Up Your Robots.txt