Support » Plugin: Blackhole for Bad Bots » How to add other search engines to whitelist

  • Resolved ulissse

    (@ulissse)


    Hi all,

    I just want to be sure to not block other search engines like Ecosia, Qwant, Lilo and some other but i Don’t know how to do it?

    Also, for exemple, if Ecosia is already blocked, is adding it to the whitelist enough or do i need to reset bad bot log?

    Thank you for your help.

    • This topic was modified 5 months ago by ulissse.
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  • Plugin Author Jeff Starr

    (@specialk)

    Glad to help:

    1) “be sure to not block other search engines like Ecosia, Qwant, Lilo and some other but i Don’t know how to do it?”

    First you need to get the user agent for each bot that you want to whitelist. Then you find the most unique portion/string and add it to the setting, “Whitelisted Bots”. To get a better idea you can look at the strings/bots already added to the whitelist setting.

    2) “if Ecosia is already blocked, is adding it to the whitelist enough or do i need to reset bad bot log?”

    The whitelist setting overrides all else (including the blocked bot list), so any bot that matches a whitelisted pattern never will be blocked.

    I hope this helps, let me know if I can provide any further infos.

    • This reply was modified 5 months ago by Jeff Starr. Reason: adds infos
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