It's been ages since I've wandered over to Exalead and played with it for a while. I get a few spurious hits from their cute little search engine so I thought I'd explore for a bit and see what it had to offer.
Oh look, nice layout, thumbnails, click on the thumbnails and get a site preview...
Not to mention infuriated that they would violate my content in such a manner.
If you want to just block the preview mode, they send a request like this:
18.104.22.168 "GET / HTTP/1.1" "http://www.exalead.com/search" "NG/4.0.2897.395"So blocking "^NG/" in .htaccess should do it and add "NOARCHIVE" to all your pages just to make sure they don't pull up an old copy, as that would REALLY piss people off if they don't honor NOARCHIVE.
If you just want to block the bot, it's "Exabot/3.0".
If you just want to block them completely, they crawl from here:
inetnum: 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199Just another reason why webmasters will keep hating some web sites and search engines because they just don't get it so fuck 'em, they can't play in my sandbox any more.