bitlybot

Operated by Bitly. Last seen today.

What is bitlybot?

About

bitlybot is a fetcher operated by Bitly. It's not currently classified as artificially intelligent or AI-related in any way. If you think this is incorrect or want to provide more detail, please contact us.

Type

Fetcher
Fetches web content on behalf of an app

Expected Behavior

Fetchers visit websites on-demand. They're normally dispatched by apps to present metadata about a link (e.g. the title and thumbnail image) to a user.

Access Control

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
bitlybot Should match instances of bitlybot

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

# robots.txt
# This blocks bitlybot

User-agent: bitlybot
Disallow: /

Instead of editing your robots.txt manually, use the API or Wordpress plugin to keep your robots.txt up to date with the agent list automatically.

Get the Robots.txt

Insights

Other Websites

1%
of top websites are currently blocking bitlybot in some way
Updated today