MSN Live Search - New activity

Posted by joy


Has anyone else seen some different activity coming from MSN? What I mean is that I’m seeing the following entries in my search logs, but it doesn’t appear like traditional MSNBot crawler behavior.

Why this activity is different:
1) The originating IP address is from the MSN netblock.
2) There is an alleged referrer that looks like it is from an MSN search http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=keyword&mrt=en-us&FORM=LIVSOP
3) The user agent is showing as a browser.
4) This activity is showing very close to when I see MSNBot entries in my logs.

And no, the behavior does not appear to be a real life user.

Host: 65.55.165.38
*
/2006/06/17/live-blogging-from-the-philly-blogger-meeting/
Http Code: 200 Date: Dec 17 02:59:16 Http Version: HTTP/1.0 Size in Bytes: 40839
Referer: http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=podcasts&mrt=en-us&FORM=LIVSOP
Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)

Host: 65.55.165.42
*
/2006/06/20/how-e-commerce-will-be-affected-by-ie-7/
Http Code: 200 Date: Dec 17 03:13:02 Http Version: HTTP/1.0 Size in Bytes: 43238
Referer: http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=podcasts&mrt=en-us&FORM=LIVSOP
Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)


3 Responses to “MSN Live Search - New activity”

  1. Ian Mariano Says:

    Joy,

    MSN is pretty on weird on me,actually my blog. I hardly rank in their search engines.. =( even though yahoo and google already ranks me fairly good. oh well.. thats life

    -Ian
    http://renohomeblog.com

  2. Steve Says:

    Yeah I have a few lines like that in my logs.

  3. Robert Says:

    I have the exact same thing on my podcastblog www.sneakpod.de.
    It’s beginning to unnerve me, because it’s showing up every single day, sometimes on a 30min basis. It’s completly messing up my referrer stats.

    ciao,
    Rob

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