YouBot

Operated by You.com. Last seen today.

What is YouBot?

About

YouBot is a web crawler used by You.com 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.

Detail

Website https://about.you.com/youbot/

Type

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
YouBot Should match instances of YouBot

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

# robots.txt
# This blocks YouBot

User-agent: YouBot
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

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