Ranking bot type 2
These bots are part of the domain ranking
. They perform simplistic backlink-counting actions and only store the following information:
- Domain name.
- Contents of the robots.txt file in the root directory of each domain.
- Number of links pointing to each domain from random others.
- Global assessment of the site/page on account of the aforementioned information and further issues analysed on-the-go.
All of them have also the following features in common:
- Their user agent is: RankingBot2 -- https://varocarbas.com/bot_ranking2/ (they self-identify as RankingBot2).
- All of them are running from the IP address 22.214.171.124.
NOTE: this is the IP address currently associated with my office's network, dynamically assigned by my internet provider (Telefónica de España).
- They only visit URLs which aren't forbidden in the corresponding robots.txt file, by exclusively considering entries expressly referring to them (RankingBot2) or to any bot (*).
- As usual, I am the sole author of these bots and developed them completely from scratch (PHP + MySQL/MariaDB).