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JAN 12

2007

Happy 1st Birthday!



Bots vs Browsers turns 1 year old today!
Anyways, now that 2007 is here, we have 15 new bots to show off. Here are the most interesting in the bunch:
  • Encourage/6.16 (Win95) made it's debut in our logs, and is interested in content rendered down to the Win95 level. Wow - can you believe Windows 95 is 12 years old now? related...
  • SitemapsPal.com Sitemaps Spider crawled our sites - ok, ok - we ran this bot against our own sites to generate sitemaps for Google. If you are a webmaster and have not looked into Google sitemaps yet (or Yahoo! sitemaps for that matter), you need to get on the ball and try them out. related...
  • LapozzBot/1.4 is a foreign bot whose user agent URL could not be translated by Google Translate, so we know nothing more about this bot except it has a funny sounding name. related...
  • Another new bot that we have not seen until this year is MetaGer_PreChecker0.1. We can't find any information on this bot either - nobody seems to know what it's doing. Click on this user agent to see IP's and dates for when we have seen this bot, and maybe somebody can figure out what it is. related...
  • The odd looking Omri David. Omri and David are both names used in the Old Testament of the Bible, and apparently they are in the bot business these days. related...
  • BeckyBot/2.0 visited in her spare time this week as well. There is a .com site named after her, but it looks like it has nothing to do with bots and more to do with apparel made of duct tape. related...

Now halfway into January, we have 54,058 user agents and 746 bots

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2008

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2008

And we're back...


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2008

Happy 2nd Birthday!


OCT 25

2007

The Creature Post



JUL 22

2007

Hot Summer Bots




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2007

Twiceler Strikes!


JUN 3

2007

Land of 1,000 bots




MAR 24

2007

March Bot Madness


MAR 10

2007

Got Spiders?




FEB 3

2007

February Stars


JAN 12

2007

Happy 1st Birthday!




DEC 12

2006

50,000 User Agents!



OCT 17

2006

2 weeks, 30 bots


OCT 2

2006

4 weeks, 23 bots



AUG 26

2006

500 bots!


AUG 20

2006

5 days, 8 bots











MAY 2

2006

A few new bots









JAN 12

2006

Day One


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