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Yeti on Loose- Beware

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.

Look out! Yetis!
Its not actually a browser its the crawler for the Korean search portal 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 crawler with robots.txt 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!

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1 Comment
  • Matt on May 28, 2009

    I also just noticed this spike on my employer’s site…. looks like bad programming to me.

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