Googlebot

Operated by Google. Last seen today.

What is Googlebot?

About

Googlebot is a search engine crawler operated by Google. 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.

Detail

Website http://google.com/bot.html

Type

Search Engine Crawler
Indexes web content for search engine results

Expected Behavior

Search Engine Crawlers do not adhere to a fixed visitation schedule for websites. The frequency of visits varies widely based on several factors, including popularity, the rate at which its content is updated, and the website's overall trustworthiness. Websites with fresh, high-quality content tend to be crawled more frequently, while less active or less reputable sites may be visited less often.

Access Control

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
Googlebot Should match instances of Googlebot

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

# robots.txt
# This blocks Googlebot

User-agent: Googlebot
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

11%
of top websites are currently blocking Googlebot in some way
Updated today