Frequent Crawls:How to verify a genuine MSN bot crawl? RRS feed

  • Question

  • This morning Blog Stats shows frequent visits(every 5 minutes) from the following IP's,  -----------------.

    Take a look @ stats screenshot http://i41.tinypic.com/25u7dj7.jpg

    Forward DNS look up shows these IP address  ranges belong to
     Microsoft Corp 
    OrgID: MSFT
    Address: One Microsoft Way
    City: Redmond
    StateProv: WA
    PostalCode: 98052
    Country: US

    NetRange: -
    NetHandle: NET-65-52-0-0-1
    Parent: NET-65-0-0-0-0
    NetType: Direct Assignment
    NameServer: NS1.MSFT.NET
    NameServer: NS5.MSFT.NET
    NameServer: NS2.MSFT.NET
    NameServer: NS3.MSFT.NET
    NameServer: NS4.MSFT.NE

    Is it a genuine msn bot crawl?

    Please clarify.
    Sunday, April 5, 2009 2:11 PM


  • That's us. We've made a few changes to our bot to slow these down. If you are still experiencing this, let me know your domain name and I will have devs take a look.


    Program Manager, Live Search Webmaster Tools
    • Marked as answer by Brett Yount Monday, April 27, 2009 4:49 PM
    Monday, April 27, 2009 4:47 PM