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I'm in a difficult situation, the Baidu spider is hitting my site causing about 3Gb a day worth of bandwidth. At the same time I do business in China so don't want to just block it.

Has anyone else been in a similar situation (any spider)? Did you come across a magical solution? Or did you just accept it and either block or not block the bot?

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As long as it follows robots.txt you can throttle the requests

User-agent: *
Crawl-delay: 10

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