Jul 21, 2009 115 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Microsoft recently announced that it's going to ramp up MSNBot 2, which is currently in beta version. Webmasters may now notice the new bot in their log files. The beta version was released in December 2008, and the useragent is similar to the original bot.

New Bot:

msnbot/2.0b (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm)

Current Bot:

msnbot/1.1 (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm)

The new bot promises a more efficient crawl. Microsoft states:

“We are busy working on our improved crawler and plan to ramp up its workload as we move toward the goal of putting it into full production. As a result, webmasters may begin seeing an increased amount of traffic from the new bot on their sites.”

Feel free to report any issues about MSNBot 2 at the Bing forum.

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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