Ajax search forms were handy, efficient but the bots don’t like Ajax search forms. We discovered in the access log file of a website that bots tried to scan the js file behind our ajax search form. It was the case for bing,
126.96.36.199 - - [30/Sep/2018:16:08:22 +0200] "GET /wp-content/plugins/ajax-search-lite/js/min/jquery.ajaxsearchlite.min.js?ver=4.7.16 HTTP/1.1" 200 24540 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +http://www.bing.com/bingbot.htm)"
bots waste their time trying to crawl a JS script. For sure, it is useless. Meanwhile, for your information, Google is able to use a regular