How to check the Search Engine Bot is Real or Fake?

I’m observing that CloudFlare WAF is blocking some visits with a comment says:

Anomaly:Header:User-Agent - Fake Bing or MSN Bot

Anomaly:Header:User-Agent - Fake Google Bot

Anomaly:Header:User-Agent - Fake Yandex Bot

How can I verify that the requests are really from Fake bots? it might be the real bot which CloudFlare has blocked and we might get the loss in SEO aspect.

https://www.bing.com/webmasters/help/how-to-verify-bingbot-3905dc26

For bing, there is also a manual tool: Bing - Verify Bingbot Tool

3 Likes

This topic was automatically closed 3 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.