Google v Yahoo

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?




One Response to “Google v Yahoo”

  1. Rob Bruce Says:

    So far this month:

    Yahoo Slurp 344.17 KB
    Googlebot 29.89 KB

    Absolutely mental. What’s the point?

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