Scrapy

Last updated 10 hours ago.

What is Scrapy?

About

Scrapy is a scraper operated by Zyte. 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 Zyte

Type

Scraper
Downloads web content for possibly malicious purposes

Expected Behavior

Due to the wide variety of use cases, there's no way to accurately predict visitation behavior. Scrapers are notorious for ignoring robots.txt rules and accessing disallowed content. This is especially true if they're dispatched to achieve a specific goal rather than for some general purpose.

Insights

Activity on Your Website

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Other Websites

2%
of top websites are currently blocking Scrapy in some way
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Access Control

Should I Block Scrapy?

Probably. Scrapers usually download publicly available internet content, which is freely accessible by default. However, you might want to block them if you don't want your content to be used for unauthorized purposes.

Using Robots.txt

User Agent Token Description
Scrapy Should match instances of Scrapy

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

# robots.txt
# This should block Scrapy

User-agent: Scrapy
Disallow: /

Instead of doing this manually, you can generate a robots.txt that stays up to date with the agent list automatically.

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