dotbot

Operated by Moz. Last seen today.

What is dotbot?

About

dotbot is an SEO crawler operated by Moz. 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 https://moz.com/help/moz-procedures/crawlers/dotbot

Type

SEO Crawler
Discovers search engine optimization insights

Expected Behavior

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Crawlers do not adhere to a fixed visitation schedule for websites. The frequency of visits varies widely based on several factors, including the search keywords it ranks for, and how many other websites link to it.

Access Control

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
dotbot Should match instances of dotbot

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

# robots.txt
# This blocks dotbot

User-agent: dotbot
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

3%
of top websites are currently blocking dotbot in some way
Updated today