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How do I block bad bots or user agents?

Blocking bad bots or user agents is as simple as adding the following code to your .htaccess file:


#Start

BrowserMatchNoCase "mj12bot" badbot
BrowserMatchNoCase "dotbot" badbot
BrowserMatchNoCase "gigabot" badbot

Order Allow,Deny
Allow from ALL
Deny from env=badbot

#End



You can replace or add "BrowserMatchNoCase "mj12bot" badbot" lines with the bot user agent you want to block.

Note: .htaccess is a system file, so it does not appear by default in cPanel's File Manager. You would need to update your settings to "Show all files" in File Manager to see it.

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