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FREE Anti-Bot, Bot Spanker, Wordpress Plugin to Block Spiders

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ColonelSoldier, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. ColonelSoldier

    ColonelSoldier Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I believe this plugin is new (not mine).

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/antibot/

    Comes already installed with a comprehensive list of crawling bots to block.

    Supposedly blocks spiders from crawling, however I needed to add the following bots in settings (semrush, moz, ahrefs):
    Code:
    SemrushBot,rogerbot,AhrefsBot
    Posting this as a free alternative to paid bot "spankers".

    TESTED via adding Googlebot to banned bots, using https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/random-agent-spoofer/ for firefox, and refreshing page as Googlebot. I don't have any other tools to test crawl with other major crawlers.


    In order to keep mixing up plugins between my PBN sites, I have added this plugin to a few sites.

    This is a free alternative to a spider spanking plugin which is at a ridiculous price.

    Cheers
     
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  2. diesel1

    diesel1 Senior Member

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    Nice, appreciated
     
  3. ColonelSoldier

    ColonelSoldier Junior Member

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    **** Ok so the guy slips a footer link in when your user agent is googlebot,
    Edit plugin -> find and delete these two lines and the plugin won't inset the footer link:

    Code:
    global $antibotsig;
    echo $antibotsig;
    
     
  4. Market Madness

    Market Madness Registered Member

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    Thanks did not know about the antibot
     
  5. MR9

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    Thanks OP will check this out. Personally a huge fan of sspro but will try anyway, a little variation is always better.