Amazonbot

Last updated 11 hours ago.

What is Amazonbot?

About

Amazonbot is a web crawler used by Amazon to index search results that allow the Alexa AI Assistant to answer user questions. Alexa's answers normally contain references to the website.

Detail

Operator Amazon
Documentation https://developer.amazon.com/support/amazonbot

Type

AI Search Crawler
Indexes web content for AI-powered search results

Expected Behavior

AI search crawlers do not adhere to a fixed visitation schedule for websites. The frequency of visits varies widely based on many factors, and can even happen on-demand in response to a user query.

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

5%
of top websites are currently blocking Amazonbot in some way
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Access Control

Should I Block Amazonbot?

Probably not. AI search crawlers power AI search engines, which are a useful way for users to discover your website. AI search engine assistants usually cite their sources and provide links to their results.

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
Amazonbot Should match instances of Amazonbot

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

# robots.txt
# This should block Amazonbot

User-agent: Amazonbot
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