Scrapers, bots, hackers, spammers, and spies. The shadowy back alleys of the internet are home to all kinds of nefarious people and programs bent on throwing a monkey wrench in your plans for website domination. Why? Self-gain, fraud, sabotage – sometimes just for kicks. The truth is that it’s a real problem. A whopping 51% of traffic to an average website is most likely bot traffic.