Yeti on Loose- Beware

Posted by in Uncategorized & Miscellaneous on February 23rd, 2009 1 Comment

Not as exciting as it sounds I’m afraid! We were checking some browser stats on our visitors and noticed a big spike in traffic using a browser called ‘Yeti 1.0′ over the past fortnight.

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Its not actually a browser its the crawler for the Korean search portal naver.com. Not sure why they need to send us 50-100 fake referrers a day to index our site.

We’ve blocked the Yeti crawler using robots.txt. I’d recommend you do the same as these unwanted visitors are going to mess up your stats, especially bounce rates and average page views.

Block the Yeti 1.0 naver.com crawler with robots.txt

Naver.com crawl as Yeti 1.0 but I’ve also read a few forum posts referring to it as a different user agent so I’ve added these lines to the robots file-

User-agent: Yeti/1.0
Disallow: /

User-agent: Yeti/0.01
Disallow: /

User-agent: Yeti
Disallow: /

User-agent: NaverBot
Disallow: /

Say no to Yeti’s!

pixel Yeti on Loose  Beware