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?

cheers

Simon

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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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