Msg#: 4405330 posted 3:17 pm on Feb 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
We also have been having the same issue with GA reporting these bots as human traffic. We have a much larger issue because we have 16K visits from this in the past month and has increased by 98% since the month prior. Can we setup something in GA to prevent this from showing up as a regular visitor?
Here is our stats for past month from East Sparta that are direct sources: Visits: 16,246 Pages / Visit: 1.01 Avg. Time on Site: 00:00:03 % New Visits: 99.96% Bounce Rate: 99.18%
Msg#: 4405330 posted 11:49 pm on Feb 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
They probably know enough to exclude the googlebot-- either from GA stats or from visiting in the first place. But not robots in general.
Msg#: 4405330 posted 12:30 pm on Feb 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
I see the ranges you mentioned in the other post. They're setup to look like a regular browser but have lots of oddities. They can't process the jscripts in my case and they do repeated accesses to various resources on the same page something a browser doesn't do. That is for inline HTML resources.
I am contemplating whether I should use js to cover the inline HTML elements or maybe utilize their buggy code for my own benefit. If yahoo wants to access the same thing thousands of times within the same second it definitely gives me lots of ideas.