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    Is it fine if there are so many bots visiting my website?


    I see so many bots visiting my Website, when I see cookie data. Is it fine or do I need to stop such? But Google Analytics is not reflecting such cookie data. How to identify bad bots in cookie report and block it?

    Please help.

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    I'd say Google Analytics is pretty good at figuring these things out, so keep an eye on that. If you see anything strange there, that's a good time that you look more into that.

    I must be missing some technical stuff for sure (I guess smarter guys would say that you probably need to do something about those bots to save on your bandwidth, etc.) but I personally only pay attention to Google Analytics reporting never bothering with checking my cookie data and I've got along just fine so far...
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    Hope this post will help you to find bad bots and blocking them searchengineland.com/3-steps-find-block-bad-bots-228762
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    If there are so many bots to visit your website, so you have to stop some of them.
    Bots are of two types, Legitimate and Illegitimate. Legitimate one Google Bot, Yandex Bot, Slurp Bot, Bing Bot etc and Illegitimate bots are Bad ones like DDoS bots or other unrecognized bots.
    As Ann said Google Analytics is pretty good at figuring out these things out.
    How to stop or remove bots traffic
    Go to you Google Analytics Admin Panel then go under View Panel, there you will find View Setting and you will find the second last option in view setting a BOT FILTERING with the checkbox "Exclude all hits from known bots and spider', this will help you to get rid of lots of bot traffic but not all.
    You can also stop bots with the help robots.txt file.

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    Mainly it is depends on your site, in the event that your site has expansive measure of cooked substantial information and those pieces of information's are expanded by your immense exertion. Try not to permit any cralwers/bot to crawl/visit your site (aside from some web index bots) . else you can allow it.

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    But at the end of the day, what's the problem of bots visiting? I don't really understand.
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    For me the real issues with bots are two.

    The first is that it messes up your data making decisions harder to take because less clear. (you can fix most of it in Google Analytics)
    The second is the useless use of server ressources. (Yes ressources have a cost even if you are on a shared hosting account)

    Best way to fix bots issues is on the server side, .htaccess file can be one way to go. You can either deny access to the server, or better send the bot back to it's original server to make that *** that owns the bot spend server ressources.
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