bitlybot

Last updated 10 hours ago.

What is bitlybot?

About

bitlybot is a fetcher operated by Bitly. 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

Operator Bitly

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.

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

0%
of top websites are currently blocking bitlybot in some way
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Access Control

Should I Block bitlybot?

Probably not. If you block a fetcher, it won't be able to fetch the metadata it needs to display a link preview. Fewer people will click on the link to your website without this.

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 should block bitlybot

User-agent: bitlybot
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