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MSN spidering without proper UA

 10:46 am on Dec 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi guys,

I'm not really sure if this is regular practice with MSN (Bing) or not. Since a few weeks back, they've been spidering my website without a proper User Agent (meaning their UA does NOT say anything about bingbot. It's just a regular browser UA). This happens from three different IP ranges. Yes, I've checked thoroughly and the IP rangers are registered under MSN.

I doubt this is manual review, since it doesn't look at all as normal human behavior.

Did they officially stop declaring their bots in User Agent strings?




 2:44 pm on Dec 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

There are some significant discussions on the stealth of the bots.

MSN's Stealth Missions [webmasterworld.com]
MSN's many cloaked bots. Again. [webmasterworld.com]


 6:57 am on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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