Thursday, April 17, 2008

Canasasearchbot For Canasians, Oh Canasa!

It's hard to resist commenting on a bot that can't even spell it's own name or it's country name correctly. [] "canasasearchbot("
However they got it right on their robots page:
User-agent: canadasearchbot
It did ask for robots.txt but who knows if it was looking for "canasasearchbot" or "canadasearchbot", total crap shoot.

I tried their little search engine and it took it a really long time to come back with some really bad results.

Here's a "search tip", try searching your log file and examine what your crawler is putting in that log file before turning it loose on the world.

Nothing like that fine Canadian quality, eh?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a Canadian subscriber to your blog, I feel I should remind you that Canada is no different from any other wired country out there (including the United States) in that it has its fair share of Internet dip-shits.

Don't judge a country and its people on the basis of what an idiotic minority does on the Internet.

As it so happens, that guy's using the same ISP as me. TekSavvy has proven to be an excellent company that operates with remarkable candor for an ISP.

If you haven't done so already, cotacting them about this sort of abuse would most likely produce some results.