Scrapy

Operated by Zyte. Last seen today.

What is Scrapy?

About

Scrapy is a scraper operated by Zyte. 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.

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.

Access Control

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 blocks Scrapy

User-agent: Scrapy
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

1%
of top websites are currently blocking Scrapy in some way
Updated today