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Bingbot only grabbing Privacy Policy page

     
10:06 pm on Oct 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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For one of my sites, bingbot is only grabbing my privacy policy page. Hits it multiple times/day. Any idea why?
5:38 am on Oct 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Forgive the inevitable question, but: Is it the real bingbot from an established bing IP?

Had to ask this because about a week ago I got a visit from a one-off Brazilian robot. Never saw it before, haven't seen it since. First day it picked up robots.txt and two copies of the front page. Second day it picked up robots.txt followed by:

/gto.html
/fonts/
/candy.html
/longloveletter.html
/hovercraft/
/suiyou.html
/privacypolicy.html

in that order.

Except for the directories, none of these files exist. But I couldn't help wondering if it was all a smokescreen and what it was really interested in was the privacy policy.

Kinda makes me wonder: if I ever do get around to making a Privacy Policy* page, should I go out of my way to call it something else? Or is the whole point that I should use this name?


* No advertising, no cookies. Nothing to keep private.
 

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