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I wouldn’t ban them from the site entirely, as that might inadvertently block some bots that actually want to help your site get indexed somewhere. Perhaps a more targeted approach would be better. I know I have a chat widget that was getting spammed on a site. Had a programmer write me some custom code so now that widget only appears to people in the USA and Canada.