GPTBot

Operated by OpenAI. Last seen today.

What is GPTBot?

About

GPTBot is a web crawler used by OpenAI to download training data for its LLMs (Large Language Models) that power AI products like ChatGPT.

Detail

Website https://openai.com/gptbot

Type

AI Data Scraper
Downloads web content to train AI models

Expected Behavior

It's generally unclear how AI Data Scrapers choose which websites to crawl and how often to crawl them. They might choose to visits websites with a higher information density more frequently, depending on the type of AI models they're training. For example, it would make sense that an agent training an LLM (Large Language Model) would favor sites with a lot of regularly updating text content.

Access Control

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
GPTBot Should match instances of GPTBot

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

# robots.txt
# This blocks GPTBot

User-agent: GPTBot
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

32%
of top websites are currently blocking GPTBot in some way
Updated today