Wednesday, August 17, 2005

That pesky msnbot/1.0 is a pretty busy bot today. That's MSN Search's spidering robot. I've had more than 10,000 hits from it today, and a friend with another blog has had about 4,000. These numbers are way larger than normal.

Hmmm... Something coming soon from MSN Search maybe? We'll see!

UPDATE: Looking at my web server log details, it looks like the spidering that's going on is touching mainly a whole lot of RSS content. Main feeds and category feeds are being pulled frequently. Is MSN Search pushing the RSS envelope? With RSS going native to the OS, this might make some real sense?

ANOTHER UPDATE: A member of the MSNBot Team (who, by the way, responded post-haste to a question I sent through, uh, channels) asked me to volunteer some of my web server logs earlier today and the traffic's dropped off since. Maybe it was just a little behavior problem (that happens). Interesting!



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Wednesday, August 17, 2005 5:55:14 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Wednesday, August 17, 2005 8:08:53 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I wish I knew, my blog is getting pounded. I really hope it is something cool and not just some bot out of control.
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