How to block Alexa and similar web services from accessing website?
To block Alexa and similar web services from accessing your website, you can use the robots.txt file. The robots.txt file is a standard used by webmasters to communicate with web robots and crawlers, including those used by Alexa and other web services.
Here are the steps to block Alexa and similar web services from accessing your website:
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User-agent: ia_archiver Disallow: / User-agent: * Disallow: /cgi-bin/ Disallow: /wp-admin/ Disallow: /wp-includes/ Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/ Disallow: /wp-content/cache/ Disallow: /wp-content/themes/ Disallow: /trackback/ Disallow: /comments/ Disallow: */trackback/ Disallow: */comments/
The first set of lines will block the Internet Archive Wayback Machine crawler, which is often used by Alexa. The second set of lines will block common directories and pages that web crawlers should not access.
By adding these lines to your robots.txt file, you can prevent Alexa and other web services from accessing certain areas of your website. However, note that some web crawlers may ignore the directives in your robots.txt file, so this method is not foolproof.