Prevent Bots from Stealing Your Directory’s Content

May 19, 2014 Courtney Brady

As a directory, you rely on the quality and accuracy of your content to make a living. It’s why customers visit your site, and it’s why search engines rank you so highly in search results. Unfortunately, bots pose a threat to all that. Bots can steal your directory’s content, images and even price details; can bog down your page loading times; and can even lead to spam in your forms, comments and forums. Because of this, it’s important that you work to prevent bots from accessing your site on a daily basis.

The Distil Networks team can help! We’ll work to prevent bots on your site by:

  • Isolating bot traffic, recognizing malicious bots and blocking them from accessing your site or scraping your content. We’ll even give you access to a bad bot database, which sends up a red flag anytime a known malicious bot accesses your site.
  • Ensuring your content isn’t stolen, re-distributed, used or sold elsewhere on the web. When content is stolen and used on other sites, it results in what search engines call duplicate content. Google, Bing and other search engines penalize sites for duplicate content, and your rankings will see a significant drop as a result.
  • Keeping competitors from accessing your content, scraping your pricing and aggregating other data and proprietary information. If this were to happen, they could use your information to get a leg up in the marketplace or even to steal your customers away from you.
  • Stopping comment and forum spam in its tracks, so your web presence is as professional and high-quality as possible. This can help ensure your conversions and your customer satisfaction stay high.

Distil Networks has blocked more than 8.8 billion bots since we started tracking just last year. We can help you prevent bots, too. Contact Distil today to learn about our bot prevention tools or to get started now. 

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About the Author

Courtney Brady

Courtney Brady is the Director of Marketing at Distil Networks. She comes to Distil Networks from a variety of start-up companies, routed in SaaS and DaaS solutions. Formerly the global communications manager at multiple companies, Courtney is responsible for developing the company’s marketing strategy and branding campaign.

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