My own Site Search is being flooded by bot searches or something
Does anybody know how to stop this and why they do it?
I check my site search logs (nextopia is who we use for search) and it is flooded by thousands of searches for random products by a few different ip addressses. I block the ip addresses but new ones just show up the next day. How can i stop it, and what do they do it for
Read up on robots.txt files, but I don't think these are search engines. I've never seen such a thing before. You might check into adding some type of anti-bot measure to your search box, like a captcha code.
I would definately add a captcha code to any search or form on your site to stop most of this from ever happening. Beyond that is there any pattern to the IPs? Are they from the same group all the time? You block one IP and is it another from same Class that starts up? You can also try blocking the whole Class or a larger group of IPs until this passes.