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JUL 4

2006

New category, bot revisions, and 6 new bots for July 4th



  • Yahoo Mindset came by for the first time. This bot helps power the Yahoo! Mindset search engine, which provides intent-driven searching. Yahoo! has this project categorized as "Research", so I assume it is still in the hangar.   related...
  • The WebarooBot hopped in to make it's debut on our site   related...
  • Also new is NetSprint -- 2.0 - this appears to be a bot that crawls for the Polish search engine "NetSprint.pl"   related...
  • The ActiveTouristBot V1.2 toured on over to our site this week   related...
  • A new version of CFNetwork/129.16 came to our site, most likely in the form of a bot, since this is a Mac API   related...
  • Our weekly new-version of FindLinks dropped by also. They appear to have broken the 1.1.3 version now, but it says it's still in beta, so watch out. These guys must be performing rapid development (or rapid repairs) on their bot since it's version seems to increment every other week   related...
  • In looking over the site, I noticed that the Bots category was getting junked up with user agents that had been reported as bots, but were unsubstantiated by any other sources. To clean the site up a bit, I moved all of these user agents to a new category called Unidentified.
These user agents bring us to 38,945 user agents and 416 bots

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USER AGENT CATEGORIES

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  • Script Injections (299)
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