Is your PrestaShop website safe from bad bots could be copying your content or trying to hack your site? As your site grows bots can become one of the biggest problems that you face. The bots could be creating fake carts, or just scraping data from your site. This will skew your bounce rate and could possibly change your marketing efforts because the data you are looking at is skewed.
While you may have a web application firewall or even an in-house cybersecurity team, new bots would most likely be profiled too late. If not blocked early, these bots might already have what they need from your website: your content, images, prices, or even more!
You need a solution that continuously identifies new bot patterns and signatures. A reliable solution for your PrestaShop website that could:
- Quickly block bad bots
- Identify and allow good bots such as Google and Bing bots
- Constantly learn patterns and bot behavior
- Automatically do everything for you.
So what’s the only solution that’s better than web application firewalls and in-house cybersecurity teams? Your online security solution that’s trusted by businesses across 68 countries: ShieldSquare
What is ShieldSquare?
ShieldSquare provides an easy-to-use, state-of-the-art that can be integrated easily with our ShieldSquare module for PrestaShop. The whole security system is powered by revolutionary backend technologies on a cloud-based platform in different datacenters around the world. ShieldSquare learns changes in behavior patterns of bots without compromising website speed or affecting your SEO rankings.
ShieldSquare is trusted by Alexa Top 500 Global Sites and has:
- Protected more than 4 billion web pages
- Blocked more than 9 billion bad bots
It’s a high-powered security solution for any website and it’s even more reliable than in-house solutions and web application firewalls!
What Does ShieldSquare Do for Your Website?
Now that you know what ShieldSquare is, it’s time to learn what ShieldSquare can do for your online business. It’s a fact that most PrestaShop users aren’t aware of the various online threats that could affect their online business.As a business owner, you should know that there are bad bots that were designed to steal critical information on your website or simply spam your website with fake carts and forms.
Below are the things ShieldSquare can do for your online business:
Protect Your Content
Many bots are designed steal your valuable and unique content (even images). SquareShield blocks these bots to help you improve SEO rankings, protect your unique content, and boost site traffic!
Prevent Price Scraping
Your competitors may actually be sending scraping bots to your website to scrape your prices. Then they can out-price you and other businesses in the market through the data these bots acquire from your site. SquareShield prevents these bots from getting your price information!
Stops Form Spam and Fake Carts
Other bots can also spam your online forms and even create fake carts. This can really affect your online marketing and cause you to waste more time and money on your marketing efforts. SquareShield can effectively block bots that spam your online forms and create fake carts!
Secures Your Website from Bot Abuse
Some bots can even attack your online business by using brute force and abusing your website. SquareShield can help you protect your website from ticket scalping, auction sniping, card testers, brute force attackers, and more!
How to Integrate ShieldSquare to Your PrestaShop Website
Integrating ShieldSquare to your PrestaShop website isn’t that complicated at all. All you need to do is purchase the PrestaShop Shield Square Module, which is the only way to integrate ShieldSquare to PrestaShop websites. The PrestaShop Shield Square Module makes everything easy and gives you access to analytics and settings to fully protect your online business from bad bots while still allowing good bots (Google, Bing, etc.) to crawl in. The module is only $30, so it is not expensive. But you still need a paid service from ShieldSquare for the module to work.
For the cost involved versus what the cost could be the module and service are both no brainers. You will gain a clearer picture of what users are actually doing on your site without things being clouded by bots. No more wondering if people are abandoning carts or if they were created by bots. Now you will know that they are coming from people because the bots will be blocked. Good luck and happy selling.
About the Author: Lesley Paone
Lesley has worked in e-commerce for over a decade, and is the founder of dh42. Starting out with PrestaShop and brancing out into other platforms like Shopify. He loves all things e-commerce and loves a challenge, in his spare time he helps moderate several forums on SEO, e-commerce, as well as the PrestaShop forum. If you have any questions for him about any of his articles just use our contact form to contact him.