Can firewall rule block search engine bots?

Hello, I have not created any firewall rules. However, i could see few rules have been triggered to block request. I want to ensure that there is no rule which will block search engine bots like Google, Bing, Baidu etc

Cloudflare does not have any default settings that block legitimate search engine bots.

That sounds like quite the mystery. What rules are being triggered if you didn’t create any?

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It could be Security Level or Browser Integrity Check I guess?

I could mainly see two types of firewall alerts (Browser Integrity and Security Level). I have attached the json file. Is there any document which i can use to further understand? I am not an expert. But i could see on an intermittent there are large number of bad request. How i can investigate and develop some rules
“…
“ruleId”: “bic”,
“source”: “bic”,
“userAgent”: “Mozilla/0.91 Beta (Windows)”,
“matchIndex”: 0,
“metadata”: ,
“sampleInterval”: 1”
}
{

“rayName”: “610b33ddaff00523”,
“ruleId”: “badscore”,
“source”: “securitylevel”,
“userAgent”: “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0”,
“matchIndex”: 0,
“metadata”: ,
“sampleInterval”: 1
}"

Anyway, @sdayman answered your question. Cloudflare does not block legitimate search engine bots.

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