I have been watching Yahoo Slurp slurp up all the Codematic bandwidth in my site stats
Here is the bot comparison (from Nov figures):
- Yahoo visits 6 times as often as Google
- Yahoo takes 6 times the bandwidth of Google
- Google refers 14 times as many visitors!
- Yahoo refers 1 visitor per Mb of bandwidth its crappy bot sucks up
- Google refers over 80 visitors per Mb.
- Live + MSN together send half as many visitors as Yahoo.
Are your figures similar?
I’m thinking I may have to exclude Yahoo slurp from some parts of the site to save some bandwidth and server responsiveness for useful visitors. Anyone else had to do that?