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2015 Bad Bot Landscape Report

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Table of Contents Introduction and Methodology 3 ......................................................................................... Key Findings 3 ........................................................................................................................ Bad bots as a percentage of overall traffic 3 .................................................................. Bad Bot, Good Bot and Human Traffic 2013 and 2014 3 ............................................................. Bad Bot, Good Bot and Human Traffic, 2014 4 ......................................................................... Large sites' staggering bot traffic; smaller sites struggling with bad bots 4 ............... Traffic by Size of Website (Alexa Score), 2014 4 ......................................................................... Digital publishing, travel, directory and ecommerce sites hit hardest by bad bots 4 .. Traffic by Type of Website, 2014 4 ........................................................................................... Traffic to Digital Publishing Websites, 2014 5 ............................................................................. Traffic to Travel Websites, 2014 5 ............................................................................................ Traffic to Directory Websites, 2014 5 ........................................................................................ Traffic to Ecommerce Websites, 2014 5 .................................................................................... Mobile bots arrive in droves, no longer "emerging" threat 5 ......................................... Bad Bot Self-Reported Browsers, 2014 5 .................................................................................. Mobile sites easier to scrape 5 ................................................................................................ Amazon has a big bot problem; Verizon cleans up its act 6 ........................................... Top 20 Bad Bot Originators, 2013 and 2014 6 ............................................................................ China leads the world in bad bot mobile traffic, T-Mobile USA more of a concern 7 ... Percent Mobile Bad Bot Traffic for U.S., China and Rest of Word, 2014 7 ........................................ Top 20 Mobile Carriers with Highest Percent of Bad Bot Traffic, 2014 7 ........................................... Percent Mobile Bad Bot Traffic From Largest Chinese and US Mobile Carriers, 2014 7 ...................... USA worst bad bot originator, but Singapore, Israel, Slovenia and Maldives have highest "Bad Bot GDP" 8 .......................................................................... China and Russia most blocked countries 8 ................................................................... Top 10 Most Blocked Countries, 2014 8 .................................................................................... Countries Originating the Most Bad Bots, and Most Bad Bots per Online User, 2014 8 ....................... Bad bots mimic human behavior and are very sophisticated 9 ..................................... Ways Distil Catches Bots 9 ..................................................................................................... Bad Bots Sophistication Levels, 2014 9 ..................................................................................... Bad Bots Mimicking Human Behavior, 2014 9 ............................................................................ Unmasking Human Imposter Bots 10 ......................................................................................... Unmasking Sophisticated Bots, 2014 10 ..................................................................................... A More Widely Dispersed Bad Bot Landscape 10 ............................................................. Percent of Bad Bot Traffic by Hour Hitting the U.S. East Coast, 2013 and 2014 10 .............................. Countries Originating at least 1% of Worldwide Bot Traffic 10 ......................................................... Conclusion 11 ........................................................................................................................... About Distil Networks 11 .........................................................................................................

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