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I get "flooded" by AltaVista

   
4:52 pm on Aug 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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In the last 13 days, I got 1175 visits by Altavista, compared to 471 by Google, 168 by WiseNut and 163 by Inktomi.

Why is Altavista so interested in my site?

5:24 pm on Aug 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well, during the same period I have got 842 hits from Altavista, 83 from Google, 39 from Inktomi, 22 from Wisenut and 17 from ATW.
I guess it is just the way Scooter/Altavista behaves...
1:49 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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very interesting. Just checked my log to see if had the same but didn't. During the last 2 weeks, Google has supplied us with about 85% of our leads. Alta Vista was way down in the list about 10%. We do Paid inclusion with Alta Vista also...

Very strange and hope you all find out why this has happened!

Good weekend to all!

5:03 pm on Aug 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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To clarify:

Are we discussing visitors referred by AV vs. Google, or visits from the indexing spiders of these companies?

Jim

9:07 am on Aug 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Jim

for the last couple of weeks I experience the same, i.e.

a few visitors refered by AV per week
but umpteen requests for robots.txt plus one or two pages per day.

Any ideas, thanks

10:29 am on Aug 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Jim

I (and pmkpmk also, I guess) was talking about spider visits. For some reasons Scooter is very active (much more than googlebot of freshbot) on my site. I always considered it a 'normal' behaviour, but never completely understood the reason.

Ciro

P.S.
And very few human visitors from Altavista, instead...