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06 July 2007

Spammers, Scrapers, Browserstats

Clean numbers

Interesting enough: After I've weeded out a large part of (comment|trackback)spammers and scrapers from my web sites, the browser stats show that FireFox has taken over the top position from Internet Explorer. My sites are in no way a normal sample of the web, they are biased to Mac and Unix stuff, so FireFox (and Safari) always had a strong showing. But it turns out that a large part of the IE lead is due to the preference of illegal, malicious, or just plain stupid web bots to use IE as their faked user agent.

It would be even more interesting to know if this is taken into consideration in the usual FF vs. IE statistics... or what it would change in the browser war shootouts, if it wasn't yet calculated in.


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