The Good News
If you’re like most webmasters, you probably think the bulk of your traffic comes from human beings visiting your site. However, study after study has shown that’s not the case, with well over half of all traffic coming from automated bots.
Distil Networks has made a business out of studying these bots and helping webmasters filter out the ones they don’t want on their sites.
This gives Distil a great deal of information as to what is going on with bad bots and how the landscape is changing as time goes on. Once a year, Distil encapsulates that information into a “Bad Bot Landscape Report” with the the 2015 edition, which looks back to 2014, having been released earlier this month.
The report highlights not only the shifts in the “bad bot” landscape, but also the hazards of bad bots and the challenges webmasters face in fighting them.
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Jonathan Bailey is the creator and author of PlagiarismToday.com. Plagiarism Today (PT) is a site targeted at webmasters and copyright holders regarding the issue of plagiarism online. Jonathan Bailey has been a writer, webmaster, graphic designer, IT guru, and GOAT (Geek of all Trades). His education includes a BA in Journalism and Mass Comm, 2002, University of South Carolina, where he graduated with honors.More Content by Jonathan Bailey