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CobaltmetricsBot is the bot that we send out to discover and index citation data.
There is currently a short list of websites that Cobaltmetrics crawls: see our page on data sources for a complete list. More information about how and how often we crawl these primary data sources is coming soon.
CobaltmetricsBot is both harmless and beneficial, you might want to prevent it from accessing some resources on your website. The best way to do so is to add or update the
robots.txt configuration of your website (see http://www.robotstxt.org/ for more information). The full user-agent string is
CobaltmetricsBot/1.0 (+https://cobaltmetrics.com). Where several user-agents are recognized in the
CobaltmetricsBot will follow the most specific.
If you have any questions about
CobaltmetricsBot, please contact us and we will respond as soon as possible.
If you think that
CobaltmetricsBot does not obey your
robots.txt configuration, please contact us with your URLs, the logs showing
CobaltmetricsBot accessing pages that it was not supposed to, and we will work quickly to fix the issue.