AI bots

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Fortunately, knowing what UA (User Agent) to block, you can add this Nginx rule to your server block:

if ($http_user_agent ~* "OmigiliBot|GPTBot|Google-Extended|FacebookBot|ChatGPT-User|CCBot|anthropic-ai") { return 403; }

This rule checks the User-Agent header of the incoming HTTP request for any of the listed bot names. If any of them are found, it returns a 403 Forbidden status, effectively blocking the request. Make sure to place this rule within the appropriate server block in your Nginx configuration file.

After making changes, remember to test your configuration with nginx -t and then reload Nginx to apply the changes.

It will block the following bots and their respective UA’s:
– OmigiliBot

– GPTBot

– Google-Extended (Bard/Gemini)

– FacebookBot

– ChatGPT-User

– CCBot

– anthropic-ai

This information as of November 17th, 2023 is up-to-date, but may change. I will try to keep this list updated as much as I can.