About Psbot

What is Psbot?
Picsearch indexes images from the web. To do this we use a web-crawler which identifies itself as 'Psbot'.

Load Spreading Technique
Picsearch utilizes a load spreading technique which reduces the load on the indexed domains' web-servers. The effect of this is that the crawler will not put any noticeable strain on the servers.

How to Avoid Being Indexed
If you do not wish Picsearch to index your images please add 'psbot' to your robots.txt file according to the The Robot Exclusion Standard (example provided below). If you do not have access to the robots.txt file Psbot also obeys the robots meta tag and the psbot meta tag. (examples provided below).

  • robots.txt example:
    Include the following in your robots.txt file:

    User-agent: psbot
    Disallow: /

  • Robots META tag example:
    Include the following in the head section of your web-page:

    <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">

  • Psbot META tag example:
    Include the following in the head section of your web-page:

    <meta name="psbot" content="noindex,nofollow">

Experiencing Problems?
Although Psbot should not put any noticeable strain on a webserver we apologize for any inconvenience it may cause and would ask you to notify Picsearch about any problems at psbot@picsearch.com in order for us to rectify them as quickly as possible. Thank you.