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What is PerplexityBot?


PerplexityBot is a web crawler used by Perplexity to index search results that allow their AI Assistant to answer user questions. The assistant's answers normally contain references to the website as inline sources.




AI Search Crawler
Indexes web content for AI-powered search results

Expected Behavior

AI Search Crawlers do not adhere to a fixed visitation schedule for websites. The frequency of visits varies widely based on many factors, and can even happen on-demand in response to a user query.

Access Control

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
PerplexityBot Should match instances of PerplexityBot

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

# robots.txt
# This blocks PerplexityBot

User-agent: PerplexityBot
Disallow: /

Instead of doing this manually, you can generate your robots.txt automatically using the free API or Wordpress plugin.

Get the Robots.txt


Other Websites

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