Bots vs Browsers - Public Bot / User Agent Database & Commentary

Bots vs Browsers - database of 1,560,156 user agents and growing


JAN 20

2016

10 Years Old, and Big Changes for Bots vs Browsers!



To celebrate the site's 10th year in operation, we're working hard to make sure Bots vs Browsers becomes more useful than ever. We recently released a responsive mobile version of the site to accomodate our users on smaller screens. We also implemented additional features for IP address details, including new geographical info and ASN details. In addition, we have changed our user agent categories menu structure to handle extensive new classifications.

As our categories and classifications have grown organically over the years, some need to be broken down into smaller categories. Older categories need to be set aside for users doing historical research, and more relevant newer categories need to be promoted into higher prominenence for users that are interested in more cutting-edge research. To accomodate this, we have built a new classification structure and built new pattern-matching sequences to place user agents into their proper categories.

This will be an ongoing process, and as our site grows, we have built a new menu structure to hold large numbers of categories and ease navigation around the site. We will also be addressing our search indexing, as the database has grown considerably since our first version of the site. We did not anticipate searching over 1 million user agents when we first released, so it's time for an update!

At the 10 year mark, Bots vs Browsers now has 1,453,272 user agents, and we have identified 24,128 bots out of the mix.

Blog Archives:


FEB 29

2016

Leap Day Launch!











APR 18

2009

Where did Palm go?







JUL 13

2008

2,000 bots!





JUN 19

2008

And we're back...


JAN 21

2008

Happy 2nd Birthday!


OCT 25

2007

The Creature Post



JUL 22

2007

Hot Summer Bots




JUN 13

2007

Twiceler Strikes!


JUN 3

2007

Land of 1,000 bots




MAR 24

2007

March Bot Madness


MAR 10

2007

Got Spiders?




FEB 3

2007

February Stars


JAN 12

2007

Happy 1st Birthday!




DEC 12

2006

50,000 User Agents!



OCT 17

2006

2 weeks, 30 bots


OCT 2

2006

4 weeks, 23 bots



AUG 26

2006

500 bots!


AUG 20

2006

5 days, 8 bots











MAY 2

2006

A few new bots









JAN 12

2006

Day One


USER AGENT CATEGORIES

BOTS
BROWSERS
MOBILE BROWSERS
OLD SCHOOL
OTHER
SPAM / HACKS
  • Script Injections (299)
  • SQL Injection (7,697)
  • PHP Injection (1,435)
  • XSS Attacks (58)
  • Link Injection (250,863)