Ask Jeeves fetched "robots.txt" on Jun, 16th and then fetched some pages on Jun, 28th. Is this really considered reasonable? I would expect them to get the "robots.txt" on the same day they actually crawl the page.
There are some (stupid) robots that get robots.txt, page, robots.txt, next page, ... I don't like that either but 12 days? Can anyone confirm?
10:35 am on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)
They got robots.txt again on July, 8th. So do they only fetch it once a month and compare before updates?
11:37 am on Jul 13, 2002 (gmt 0)
maybe. is it different robots that are crawling the different types of pages, this is not unusual, then a big cross-correlation, or weighting process takes place once all the pieces are in.