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Search Abuse

03 October 2018 - 05:28 PM

Hello everyone, 

For last few days our website was  experiencing very heavy load. We checked visitor log and found that a thousands of searches being performed in the format like this.





It appears that many bots/spiders and proxies are reaching search bar.


I have spoken to web hosting company who have suggested to add some kind of security such as captcha to the search bar.

I would highly appreciate if anyone can suggest how to achieve this or any other solution to stop bots/spider to abuse search function.