@mattab opened this issue on May 1st 2009

live.com is sending fake visits to most websites with fake keywords, to check for cloaks. This is stupid and fakes web analytics data, lots of users think "Ohhh live is sending me visitors, finally!". But really microsoft is spamming... Lots of people are complaining about this on the web. We have to block these Ips ranges:

example IPs: 65.55.110.40 65.55.109.206 65.55.109.143 65.55.110.184 65.55.107.212 65.55.109.85 65.55.107.228 65.55.109.143 65.55.107.238 65.55.109.40 65.55.109.27 65.55.109.58 65.55.109.180 65.55.107.209 65.55.109.135 65.55.109.70 65.55.109.221 65.55.110.74 65.55.110.43 65.55.110.120 65.55.110.27 65.55.110.51 65.55.110.245 65.55.110.35 65.55.110.16 65.55.109.124 65.55.109.47 65.55.109.169 65.55.110.182 65.55.110.107 65.55.109.244 65.55.109.236 65.55.110.121 65.55.109.24 65.55.107.236 65.55.109.142 65.55.109.20 65.55.109.45 65.55.109.186 65.55.109.154 65.55.107.202 65.55.110.204 65.55.109.239 65.55.109.25 65.55.109.237 65.55.110.242 65.55.109.232 65.55.109.83 65.55.110.203 65.55.107.218 65.55.109.178 65.55.110.131 65.55.110.155 65.55.107.208 65.55.109.191 65.55.110.181 65.55.110.226 65.55.109.178 65.55.109.107 65.55.109.10 65.55.109.23 65.55.110.192 65.55.110.94 65.55.110.155 65.55.110.91 65.55.109.37 65.55.109.61 65.55.110.197 65.55.110.106 65.55.109.52 65.55.107.205 65.55.109.206 65.55.107.185 65.55.109.38 65.55.110.86 65.55.110.158 65.55.109.43 65.55.110.244 65.55.109.108 65.55.110.53 65.55.109.185 65.55.110.24 65.55.110.86 65.55.110.48 65.55.109.107 65.55.110.43 65.55.110.189 65.55.109.173 65.55.109.43 65.55.110.245 65.55.109.146 65.55.109.182 65.55.110.73 65.55.110.41 65.55.109.243

see some of the many complaints... - http://kaioa.com/node/58 - http://sebastians-pamphlets.com/msn-admits-clueless-and-ineffective-spamming/

@mattab commented on May 1st 2009

(In [1081]) fixed #686 spam live bot when IP coming from microsoft now excluded..

@mattab commented on May 1st 2009

(In [1083]) - refs #686 converting all MSN search engines to be labelled Live - updating translations

@anonymous-piwik-user commented on May 11th 2009

Excluding spam access is a good thing . But, I think a better way could be found than launching an Exception. Actualy stats are ok but error logs is full of dummy things : (Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'Spam Live bot, go away, you're making me cry')...

Just exiting without any Exception will be a better way I think. After all, it is not a piwik error...

@anonymous-piwik-user commented on June 3rd 2009

I suspect Bing to do the same thing...

This issue was closed on August 13th 2009
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