AhrefsBot, operated by Ahrefs, a leading SEO software suite, is a web crawler that compiles and indexes a comprehensive link database for the Ahrefs digital marketing toolset. Its primary function is to crawl the web 24/7, discovering new URLs and dead links, to keep the link database fresh with up-to-the-minute data for Ahrefs users.
The link data compiled by AhrefsBot is used by digital marketers and SEO specialists to plan, execute, and monitor their online marketing campaigns. The database currently contains over 12 trillion links that AhrefsBot has crawled on the internet. It works by visiting publicly accessible web pages and following links on those pages to crawl and collect link data.
It is one of the most active web crawlers on the internet and crawls 5 million pages every minute. Third-party studies have shown that AhrefsBot outperforms Bing, Yahoo, and Yandex crawlers and is the most active crawler among other SEO tool providers.
This bot strictly follows the rules in the robots.txt files, does not trigger ads on websites, and does not add numbers to Google Analytics traffic. The backlink data collected by it helps marketing professionals to understand the fundamental algorithms of the world’s largest search engines to optimize websites accordingly.
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Besides, this bot collects data for Yep.com: an upcoming search engine by Ahrefs.
As a good bot, it strictly follows the rules in the robots.txt files, does not trigger ads on websites, and does not add numbers to Google Analytics traffic.
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