Posted: November 17, 2017
Bots Make up 61.5% of All Internet Traffic
According to incapsula.com the internet has more bots visiting website than actual people. The static showed that the bot to human ratio was extremely high as only 38.5% of internet traffic is made up of actual people. The other 61.5% are bots, scrapers, hacking tools, spammers and other impersonators.
Bots are a software application that runs automated tasks over the Internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone. The largest use of bots is in web spidering, in which an automated script fetches, analyses and files information from web servers at many times the speed of a human.
The data shows that bot traffic has actually increased by over 10% in just one year, but the good news is spammers have been on the decline and the amount dropped this year to only 0.5%.