Good article on the effect of bots on small sites
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Bots dominate small Web site traffic, research shows | Security & Privacy - CNET News
The main takeaway for me was the following:
This is one reason I have become such a strong proponent of CloudFlare. It reduces traffic to my actual site which keeps things humming along better. It also catches between three and five malicious threats each day. People should really consider using this (or similar services), especially since you get the main benefits of CloudFlare with the free plan.
As you can see from the graphic below, I am saving a significant number of requests and bandwidth using CloudFlare (these numbers are probably a bit low because I was running in development mode for a number of hours) – these numbers were for the past seven days:
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