How can I stop bad bots from stealing my content?

Many site owners have to deal with their content being stolen on a daily basis. While the game may seem like a bit of whack-a-mole at times, there are some things you can do to help reduce the probability of bots copying your site’s content using CloudFlare.

What you can do:

1. Use ScrapeShield (cloudflare.com/a/content-protection/YOUR-DOMAIN.COM) to help you protect your content from suspicious visitors and hotlinking. 

2. If you know the IP or IPs the bots are coming from, you can block their IPs fully in your CloudFlare Threat Control panel.

3. If you know that the content is being stolen from a country you don’t want or need traffic from, you can also block that in your Threat Control panel. The block option will challenge all visitors from that location with a captcha page, which is highly effective at stopping automated bots.

 

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