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How to identify MSN spider in my logs?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dirtysecret, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. dirtysecret

    dirtysecret Regular Member

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    I'm using Awstats in Cpanel for my hosting.

    How can I tell if the MSN bot has spidered me?

    I'm trying out the "MSN loophole" method (if you've heard of it) and it relies entirely on getting the msn bot to spider and index your sites. THe trouble is I have no idea what to look for. I may or may not have been to my site yet, but if it has, awstats isn't showing anything obvious to indicate that it has.

    Google & Yahoos bots have very obvious names (googlebot & yahoo slurp), however, the only other things that show up under robots/spiders is "netcraft" (n f'ing idea) and "unknow robot".
     
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    hj40 Registered Member

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    also, there is a google webmaster tool equivalent for msn; you'll need a live account but you'll be able to track your indexing better that way.
     
  4. dirtysecret

    dirtysecret Regular Member

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    I can't use that. The whole point of what I'm attempting to accomplish with my blog farm is looking like each of them are owned by a different person. If I track them all through msn webmaster tools....then the jig is up...and kinda defeats the whole purpose.