Qwant Web crawler

Introduction

Qwant uses web crawlers to enhance its index and provide the best possible service. This page gives information about how they work and their behaviour on your websites.

User-agent

During crawlings, we announce ourselves with different user-agents depending on the version of our crawler. Something that will always appear in our user-agents that you can use to identify our web crawlers is the name: Qwantify.

Our user-agents are defined as:

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Qwantify<Opt:-service>/<Version>; +https://www.qwant.com/)

Here are a few examples of user-agents we might crawl you with:

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Qwantify/2.4w; +https://www.qwant.com/)
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Qwantify-junior/1.0; +https://www.qwant.com/)
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Qwantify-news/2.0; +https://www.qwant.com/)
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Qwantify-official/1.0; +https://www.qwant.com/)
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Qwantify-wikidata/1.0; +https://www.qwant.com/)

Robots.txt

The crawler respects the robots rules standard described at http://www.robotstxt.org/wc/exclusion.html#robotstxt

Verifying Crawler

To check if a web crawler accessing your server is from Qwant, make a reverse dns lookup.
Our crawlers will announce themselves with « qwantbot-ReverseIP.qwant.com », for example:

> host 194.187.171.1
1.171.187.194.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer qwantbot-1-171-187-194.qwant.com

Troubles

If something went wrong when we visited your website using our crawlers, we are sincerely sorry for the inconvenience.

Please report us any problem caused by the crawlers by connecting to this url: https://about.qwant.com/contact/