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Bad Bot Report 2019

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Distil Networks - 2019 Bad Bot Report / The Bot Arms Race Continues 8 Executive Summary of Findings In 2018, 37.9% of all internet traffic wasn't human, and there were year-over-year decreases in both bad bot (-6.4%) and good bot (-14.4%) traffic. Human traffic increased by 7.5% to 62.1% Bad Bot Traffic Slightly Less Bad bots among all website traffic in 2018 20.4% Good bot traffic percentage in 2018 17.5% Human website traffic percentage in 2018 62.1% Change in bad bot traffic from previous year -6.4% Change in good bot traffic from previous year -14.4% Change in human traffic from previous year +7.5% Advanced persistent bots (APBs) continue to plague websites. APBs cycle through random IP addresses, enter through anonymous proxies, change their identities, and mimic human behavior. Bad Bot Sophistication Levels Remain Consistent Advanced Persistent Bots (Moderate + Sophisticated bad bot percentage) 73.6% Sophisticated Bots 21.1% Moderate bad bots 52.5% Bad Bot vs. Good Bot vs. Human Traffic 2018 Bad Bot Sophistication Levels 2018

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