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Ever diligent

Yawn. The eve of Thanksgiving. Normal people are at home, roasting chestnuts, sipping port on this chilly evening. Perhaps there’s a fire for the first time this winter. Meanwhile, a new set of IPs start crawling the web looking for “search engine spam”. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha.

Editor’s Note: That was not a rhetorical post. The IPs were from Yahoo! and started with 74.6.81.*

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4 Responses to “Ever diligent”

  1. Jeremy Luebke Says:

    Are the bots identifying themselves as a Ybot or are the like the new Adsense bots coming in stealth mode?

    Also, why are you saying they are specifically looking for SE spam?

  2. john andrews Says:

    I guess I was projecting, Jeremy. I don’t really have any evidence of stealth crawling, just activity from those IPs for the first time.

  3. IncrediBILL Says:

    What AdSense bots in stealth mode?

    AdSense shares cache with Googlebot now.

  4. john andrews Says:

    Hey Bill, c’mon really now. Do you think Google doesn’t stealth scan? I know that messes with your bot blocker brain, but c’mon. How could they not?

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