Robots Gone Wild

Recently I downloaded and installed the latest version of log file analysis tool Analog. One of the more fascinating things I happened to notice was just how much of my traffic was from known robots — about 20 percent of the 600,000 monthly page views I serve up are read by robots of one form or another.

Or to put it another way, that’s about 2 gigabytes of bandwidth each month just to keep feeding the robots.

Yikes.

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