As I was working on my latest project I wondered what was everyone’s experience in this category regarding in-house vs. off-the-shelf solutions.
As you most likely already know bots can have a negative impact on your website in a variety of ways:
- Wasting server resources, thus slowing down response times for human visitors
- Scraping the website content, which was made to be unique
- Faking human-generated content (eg. customer reviews)
- Performing various malicious action
Also, in the world of eCommerce bots are able to monitor prices, fake orders and monitor stock levels.
So, if you’ve been using an anti-bot solution, did you have it “tailor-made” or was it off-the-shelf? How satisfied are you with it? Were you able to measure if it was a good investment? How did you come to the conclusion that you should use one in the first place?
Let me know!