Why Merjbot may have crawled your site
We collect data for a variety of different reasons, including:
- You are a client of ours and we are working with your internal teams.
- We are working for one of your competitors and are conducting competitive intelligence.
- We are collecting market data for our reports, legal cases, investor relations or due digital diligence.
Or, it might be that we're on one of our quests to conduct original and thought-provoking research. We often do this in order to help find interesting solutions to some of the technical community's most difficult and problematic issues.
User Agent Strings
The full user agent strings we use for Merjbot are:
Mozilla/5.0: (compatible; Merjbot/1.0; +https://merj.com/bot)
Mozilla/5.0: (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +https://merj.com/bot)
Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 6.0.1; Nexus 5X Build/MMB29P) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko)
Chrome/41.0.2272.96 Mobile Safari/537.36 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +https://merj.com/bot)
Like many web crawlers, Merjbot obeys robots.txt files, including disallow and allow rules, unless our research requires us not to.
Controlling Merjbot on your website can be done a variety of ways.
Blocking Merjbot from your site
If you would prefer that the Merjbot does not visit your site, you can block it by using your robot.txt file, by adding the following lines:
Although we respect robots.txt where possible, if you would like to stop Merjbot from crawling certain pages or areas of your site, you can tell Merjbot not to crawl pages or subdirectories. For example:
Disallow: /comments/ # Block all comments
Rate Limiting Merjbot
You can also slow down Merjbot so that it crawls your site at a slower rate. Control this by entering the Crawl-Delay rule. For example, here's what you'd use for a 15 second crawl speed:
Crawl-delay : 15 # seconds
How many web pages can Merjbot crawl?
Merjbot is built on our distributed scaling language, with the capacity to crawl and process approximate one billion web pages per day (11,500 requests per second). We scale our resources according to client or research requirements.
Why choose Merj?
Using a blend of scientific and data-led methodologies with our experience and in-depth knowledge, we can support the growth of you and your company with unique insights and strategies for powerful organic search campaigns. Contouring our services to the needs and objectives of each client, we’re totally flexible in our approach to working with clients, both in the UK and abroad.
Why is Merjbot crawling our sites?
We may be providing your company with various data insights. Alternatively, we could be running competitor analysis or industry research