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robot names - please help

 7:45 pm on Jun 10, 2001 (gmt 0)

can anyone help me? I have a UK website and I am going to have to divide it into 2 sections british and international

I need to write a robots.text file but i do not have access to server logs, i need to know the names of these spiders, in particular the altavistaUK and miragoUK bots

does anyone know of an extensive and upto date list of spider names




 9:44 pm on Jun 10, 2001 (gmt 0)

Anyone on that side of the pond care to jump in?


 1:03 am on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Abe, you stumped littleman on a spider question! I would have this thread printed and framed, it is very rare that this happens.:)


The "Scooters" are the crawlers, I do not submit to AVuk.
Henry is the only mirago bot I know of.


 6:30 pm on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

thanks startup,

littleman can still have a grab because I need a list of as many spider names as poss, not just UK ones ;)

is google's spider called googlebot or do they have multiple spiders with different names now?


 6:37 pm on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have a list of robots at [jafsoft.com...]

The names tend to exclude version numbers, and
I don't go back and check they're still active once added to the page.

I also have a page on search engines at
This includes a list of around a dozen UK
search engines, but doesn't include their spider

I seem to be posting this URL a few times :-)
Is there a resource page on this site I should
be submitting these links to?

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