Hi all, I'm new at this, so pls forgive... I noticed my server logs showing "hits" to an image that only is displayed when a customer's credit card is rejected by the gateway. In fact it is "hit" as much as main navigation images, and that might suggest a HUGE amount of rejections, but I doubt it. Can spiders crawling my /images dir be the cause of this? Should I be diallowing spiders from /images? thanks!
> Can spiders crawling my /images dir be the cause of this?
> Should I be disallowing spiders from /images?
It would seem a prudent thing to do. Better yet, organize your images into two directories: Those images that you'd like to use to get traffic from image searches, and those that wouldn't serve well as 'ads' for your site. Disallow robots from spidering the non-beneficial images to save bandwidth and prevent problems interpreting your stats.