[ic] Inktomi/Yahoo Search Engine Results include Session ID's
kevin at cursor.biz
Sat Feb 21 13:58:41 EST 2004
Jon [prtyof5 at attglobal.net] wrote:
> > It is relatively easy to clean out the "invalid" search engine index
> > entries with a small change to the Interchange core. Once your website
> > has been re-crawled (perhaps a month later) and the indexes are clean,
> > the extra Interchange core code can be removed.
> > At least, with Interchange 5, you will not see any new session IDs in
> > the indexes. Google, of course, is more sensible and tends to simply
> > not follow URIs with arguments at all.
> Perhaps one other possibility to consider and that is that Yahoo
> may not be using the UA inktomi. One of my pages cached at Yahoo has a
> change that occurred
> after inktomi last visited. This is part of the reason I went looking
> down the IP path for google. And I've read, but only seen once, where
> googlebot visited with out identifying with the UA. The IP address was
> googlebot though. Also based on what others have stated in the email
> thread RobotIPs would it be safe and appropriate to add
> 64.68.82? to the RobotIP list ? I don't know the IPs of Yahoo though
Google own 126.96.36.199/21, which is 188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206,
I don't know how many of those are spiders, so I would be wary about
adding 2048 IP addresses to the RobotIP configuration. Even adding
just the 256 addresses in 220.127.116.11/24 would make me nervous.
The decision is yours, of course.
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