..can you guys help, Blekko is killing my site, doesnt obey robots txt, and appears with hundreds of bots at the same time doing all sorts of weird things...
IP range is always 199.87.252.xxx and 199.87.253.xxx
4:06 pm on Feb 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
Their complete range is 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 CIDR126.96.36.199/21.
1) Do you have an existing and/or functioning htaccess? (there are none of this forums threads in your user profile).
8:00 pm on Feb 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
For Blekkobot|ScoutJet I block:
188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11/18
18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199/21
8:08 pm on Feb 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
Never found blekko to be a problem. I allow their bots on IP/User-Agent match.
12:41 am on Feb 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
dstiles, many of us object to Blekko caching our content (even against NOINDEX directives) then displaying these cached copies to the public. They also sell SEO data of all your pages to anyone who subscribes to their SEO service.
Even after I blocked them I had to send Cease & Desist notifications to get them to remove my property from their servers.