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How to block ahrefs and other link checker bots to access my site

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by leena, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. leena

    leena Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I am looking for a step by step guide on how to block link checker networks like ahrefs bots to not visit my site , i tried doing it using robots.txt and it does not work, so i want to block them from htaccess,


    thanks for any help.
     
  2. nichelinks

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    Upload robots txt file to your website using FTP, then your site wont be crawled by any bots. For more details just go through robotstxt org
     
  3. auw21

    auw21 Regular Member

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    anyone can give a better advice?
     
  4. Killix

    Killix BANNED BANNED

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    I wasn't sure this was actually possible seen as links are on other sites pointing to you? Unless I misunderstood what you ment
     
  5. proweb

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    If you're trying to prevent people from seeing your backlinks you will need every site linking to you to block the Ahrefs robot.

    Blocking Ahrefs from your site will only prevent Ahrefs from discovering the webpages your website is linking to.
     
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    1+1=2 Junior Member

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    blocking bots on your site doesnt stop it from collecting backlink profile of your site. They found your backlinks on the sites which have link point to you. If you need to stop Ahrefs or Majestic SEO from spying on your backlinks, you need to block them on every websites that you build backlinks on. THis is only possible if you own a private blog network