If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve seen our robot visiting your site while looking through your server logs. Our software obeys robots.txt files and robot META tags in HTML. These are the standard mechanisms for webmasters to tell web robots which portions of a site a robot is welcome to access.
Our software obeys the robots.txt exclusion standard, described at http://www.robotstxt.org/wc/exclusion.html#robotstxt. Our crawlers should respond to the agent name “Jambot”. Thus to ban all Jambot crawlers from your site, place the following in your robots.txt file:
If you do not have permission to edit the /robots.txt file on your server, you can still tell robots not to index your pages or follow your links. The standard mechanism for this is the robots META tag, as described at http://www.robotstxt.org/wc/meta-user.html.
If your site has problems or questions about the Jambot crawler, please contact us through our contact form here.