@mattab opened this Issue on May 1st 2009 Member

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:

see some of the many complaints...

@mattab commented on May 1st 2009 Member

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

@mattab commented on May 1st 2009 Member

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

  • updating translations
@anonymous-matomo-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-matomo-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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