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Hit by the Msnbot

Msnbot? Hmm, I thought it was a myth

2:45 am on Nov 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My site has finally been crawled by the Msnbot. It gave [search.msn.com...] as the information URL.

It seems to be going quite slow, has anyone had their sites crawled by it yet?

3:05 am on Nov 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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7:43 am on Nov 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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i saw it show up for the first time around the middle of october. it didn't stick around long, i'm wondering what it was looking for :)
7:02 am on Nov 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Finally saw it run through 1/3 of a site, seems that they are at least getting better at crawling the web...
3:52 pm on Nov 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"better" is much like 'beauty' these days '...in the eye of the beholder'.


You may recall my domain was one of the first ones crawled w-a-a-a-y back when MSN's bots were but fledglings.

However, msnbot/0.11 makes only two requests. One for robots and one for the most obsure page of my entire domain.

It's been doing this every day since it started a week ago. - - [26/Nov/2003:13:38:08 -0800] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.0" 200 1524 "-" "msnbot/0.11 (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm)" - - [26/Nov/2003:13:38:09 -0800] "GET /FileWhereI"Cite"Something.html HTTP/1.0" 200 1432 "-" "msnbot/0.11 (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm)"

In my readings thru WebmasterWorld, I don't recall seeing anything specifically related to msnbot/0.11 and I'd like to get back to being crawled....regularly.

Anyone seeing similar?

I guess there is the off-chance that was all the bot was/is looking for.....



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