MSNBot

  • For someting unknown
  • Called Bing
  • From The United States
  • By Microsoft
  • Gets a score of 70%

What is MSNBot?

MSNBot-media is a crawler deployed by Microsoft that was implemented for the MSN search engine. Although www.msn.com still exists, it is now a web portal that uses Microsofts search engine Bing to query the web. The help page for Bing webmasters states that both MSNBot and MSNBot-Media are used for Bing nowadays. For MSNBot it is stated that it: still handles some of our crawling duties. For MSNBot-Media is is stated that: MSNBot-Media is our crawler for images and videos.


BotRank for MSNBot (70%):

The Internet of Bots has evaluated MSNBot against 50 different checkpoints, of which 35 have been confirmed as being positive. These checkpoints evaluate the transparency and occurrence of a bot and don´t necessarily say something about its quality. The BotRank is calculated as [35*2=] 70%. The details of the bot and the BotRank can be seen below. For more information on how the BotRank is made, you can visit the page Botrank.

User Agent(s) (3/5):

  1. Distinguishable: Yes
  2. Botname: MSNBot
  3. Email: Not mentioned
  4. Version: 1.1
  5. Mozilla: Not mentioned

Whois (5/5):

  1. Public: Visit Whois
  2. Organization: Microsoft
  3. Country: The United States
  4. City: Redmond
  5. Street: Yes

Weblinks (3/5):

  1. User agent: Visit Bing
  2. Crawler: Visit Bing
  3. Homepage: Visit Bing
  4. Query: Not available
  5. Adding: Not available

Usage (3/5):

  1. Recommended: Yes
  2. Category: Unknown
  3. Free query: Yes
  4. Register: No
  5. Logo: Yes

Occurrence (9/15):

  1. Has visited during 9 of the 15 control months

Webdepth (12/15):

  1. Has visited 12 of the 15 control sites