😱OpenAI New GPTBot Scrapes Your Website – Unless you Opt Out

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OpenAI’s New GPTBot Scrapes Your Site

ChatGPT’s OpenAI launched a bot that scrapes your website for content to train its AI unless you opt out. ChatGPT is only trained up until 2021 data.

Platforms like X (Twitter), website owners & news sites have been sharing ways to block the bot. (Tutorial below in “Baking for Bots”).

Why would you want to block it?

  • ChatGPT may not give credit or link back to your site
  • You’re not paid for your copyright content like you would if someone visited your site (google ads, affiliate links, product sales etc)
  • Data that you or your members create is not exclusive to your platform

Why would you want it to scrape your website?

  • Depending on how your content is used, it may be beneficial if your site link is referenced in ChatGPT answers
  • You have a branded product/personal brand. Any mention of your name would bring more awareness (Free marketing)

Further insights:

  • Google’s C4 and CommonCrawl have been scraping websites previously for ChatGPT, Meta LLMs & Stable Diffusion. Once scraped it saves “forever“
  • One of our members Mr Abubakr pointed out that the “blocking of web scrapers” can still be bypassed via fake user agents. There’s no stopping other companies doing this in future so take this as a temporary solution.

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🍿AI Snacks

🍭 Zoom revised terms – Controversy using videos meetings for AI training

🍩 Bing Chat coming to Safari and Chrome

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🧋Microsoft Azure AI Text to Speech supports Multilingual Voices


Block GPTBot From Crawling Your Site

To block GPTBotfrom accessing your site content you can copy/paste the 2 lines of code below to your website’s robots.txt

User-agent: GPTBot

Disallow: /

Prompt to Try

If you are worried about AI companies using your personal data in their AI training, here’s a quick way to check how they are using it.

Use the below prompt in Bard, Bing or Perplexity.ai (or any Chatbot that allows URL links).(Not legal advice, always check with your lawyer to confirm).

Act as a lawyer specializing in privacy and data protection law.

Analyze the website at this URL: [insert URL here]

From a legal perspective, focusing on user privacy and data practices, please respond in clear, simple, concise bullet points without technical jargon explaining:

  1. What kinds of user data are collected by the site, and how is this data used?
  2. What else should users know about how their privacy, data or ethical concerns?


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