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Discussion in 'Bing' started by caroline, Sep 4, 2004.

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    I have seen msnbots crawling my site but it still doesn't appear in the search results, even if it's searched by name. So, what did the bots do anyway? Because I saw that a month ago. Does it take longer to update? :confused:
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    caroline, Sep 4, 2004 IP
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    Zodiac51 Peon

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    MSN search is not powered by MSBOT yet, msbot is crawling around everywhere in beta building up links.

    BTW - If you goto the MS techpreview site you cant use it anymore, anyone know when it will be switched on again?

    I have also noticed from my logs that MSBOT has stopped visiting, it used to come around all the time. Anyone else noticed this??
     
    Zodiac51, Sep 4, 2004 IP
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    I've noticed the opposite..

    MSNbot has crawled thousands of pages the last few days.
     
    Redleg, Sep 4, 2004 IP
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    I've been seeing 1000's of hits from msnbot? For months. over 1500 just today.

    Does anyone recommend blocking them with robots.txt or is there a real value to letting them spider?

    Thanks
     
    dsr771, Sep 6, 2004 IP
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    For those interested in a data point, for the month of August, Alek's home page had 10,287 hits from Googlebot and 3,419 hits from MSNbot ... so he's definately out there and spider'in ...
     
    hulkster, Sep 6, 2004 IP
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    That is why G went public. They needed to cash in before the new Microsoft thing came to town. Just a rumor I heard. I have seen MSN a lot too.
     
    H-Man, Sep 6, 2004 IP
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    I also see MSNBot gaining on Google, and Yahoo still lagging badly -- recent stats:
    Googlebot 6849
    MSNBot 6022
    Slurp 1884
    AskJeeves 1286​
     
    minstrel, Sep 7, 2004 IP
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    I haven't seen any msnbot in my stats, yet I have a decent ranking on both MSN and MSN techpreview... :confused:
     
    Dji-man, Sep 7, 2004 IP
  9. Jan

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    Until recently I saw msnbot clearly labeled as such in my statistics (host name), now I see only an IP address that appears to be a MS address.

    :cool:
     
    Jan, Sep 12, 2004 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    That's likely dependent on the stats package your host is using - was there a recent change or upgrade in the software that would account for that?

    I haven't seen any recent changes with AWSTATS, Webalizer, or PHPCounter (used just to provide forum stats).
     
    minstrel, Sep 12, 2004 IP
  11. Jan

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    Using Webalizer 2.01 and not aware of any changes. But that doesn't necessarily mean there have not been any. Or maybe msnbot could be using a different IP locally. If I'm the only one, it must be my host.
     
    Jan, Sep 12, 2004 IP