Applebot

Operated by Apple. Last seen today.

What is Applebot?

About

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

Detail

Website http://apple.com/go/applebot

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.

Access Control

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
Applebot Should match instances of Applebot

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

# robots.txt
# This blocks Applebot

User-agent: Applebot
Disallow: /

Instead of doing this manually, you can generate your robots.txt automatically using the free API or Wordpress plugin.

Get the Robots.txt

Insights

Other Websites

2%
of top websites are currently blocking Applebot in some way
Updated today