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  008 
 
Bot Description:

008 is the user-agent used by 80legs, a web crawling service provider. 80legs allows its users to design and run custom web crawls. So, if 008 is crawling your website, it means that one or more 80legs users created a web crawl that went (eventually) to your website.
 
People use 80legs for a variety of reasons, including providing data to their own search engines, monitoring trends in online opinions, and other interesting applications.
 

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; 008/0.83; http://www.80legs.com/webcrawler.html) Gecko/2008032620



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Controlling this bot on your site:

Below are some methods to control the access that this bot (title) has to your site and or pages.  The methods below may not work if the bot does not pay attention to the limits you have established. Select a method: Robots.txt, Meta Tags, htaccess,


Using Robots.txt:

A Robots.txt file is placed in the root of your website.  Good bots will first look for and review the robots.txt file before either continuing on to other pages on your site or leaving if they are not allowed.  For more information about robots.txt files, visit robotstxt.org.

Do not allow any bot (user-agent) to access any part of your site
User-agent: *
Disallow: /


Allow any bot (user-agent) to access any part of your site
User-agent: *
Disallow:


Do not allow 008 to access any part of your site
User-agent: 008
Disallow: /


Allow 008 to access any part of your site
User-agent: 008
Disallow:


Allow 008 to access your site, but 008 is not allowed to access the "admin" folder
User-agent: 008
Disallow: /admin


Allow 008 to access your site, but 008 is not allowed to access the "admin" folder and the "photos" folder
User-agent: 008
Disallow: /admin
Disallow: /photos

        


Using Meta Tags:

You can use meta tags in your pages to help control the access bots have to your site.  If you use a template for all your pages, you can add the meta tags in between the
<head> and </head> and it will work on all the pages using that template.  If you want to control specific pages, you can add the meta tags on individual pages in between the <head> and </head> instead.

Allow all bots to access your page(s)
<meta name=”robots” content=”index” />

Allow all bots to access your page(s) and follow links on the pages
<meta name=”robots” content=”index, follow” />

Allow all bots to access your page(s) but do not allow them to follow links
<meta name=”robots” content=”index, nofollow” />

Do not allow any bots to access your page(s)
<meta name=”robots” content=”noindex” />

Allow 008 to access your page(s)
<meta name="008" content="index">

Do not allow 008 to access your page(s)
<meta name="008" content="noindex">

Allow 008 to access your page(s) and follow the links to more pages
<meta name="008" content="index, follow">

        


Using HTACCESS:

You may have the ability to add and or modify an htaccess file on your server.  The htaccess file can be used to control the bots at the server level.  Add the following to the .htaccess file on your server to block specific bots from visiting your site.  Be sure to replace the Enter User Agent with the user-agents for the bots you would like to block simliar to the user-agent (008) listed in the example below. 

SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent ^$ bad_bot #leave this for blank user-agents
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^008" bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Enter User-Agent" bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Enter User-Agent" bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Enter User-Agent" bad_bot
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Enter User-Agent" bad_bot

<Limit GET POST HEAD>
Order Allow,Deny
Allow from all
Deny from env=bad_bot
</Limit>