- Title : Simple Show Bots
Author : dcz / www.phpbb-seo.com
Description : Adds the bots browsing the forum in the index viewonline, one entry per bot.
Version : 0.0.2
Installation Level : Easy.
Installation Time : 5 min.
EZmod : n/a.
Author's Notes :
- This mod will add the bots name currently browsing the forum pages in the who is online block on forum index.
Each bots uses a special color.
In total there is 25 user online :: 8 Registered, 2 Hidden, 11 Guests and 4 Bots
Bots : Google , Yahoo! (2), MSN
As you can see, if a bot is crawling your forum with several IPs, it won't be listed several times.
The number of occurrences will be added after the bot's name, if applicable.
Bot detection is performed using IP ranges for a lot faster and handier use.
For example Google can be detected with this range : 66.249.xx.xx
Ip range test means a lot less tests and a lot less IP updates.
Some will argue there could be false positive, as even if the whole ip Range is owned by Google, not all IPs are used to crawl.
Our answer is this is a cosmetic mod, not a bot tracking mod, would you prefer to perform hundreds of IP tests within this range and check User Agents to make sure you're being crawled on each page load ?
Would this be worth it for the few times you could get false positives ?
Of course it could occur that a search engine starts using new IP ranges. And thus an IP range list update on this mod, but, this is rather a rare occurrence.
The default Ip range list will allow for Google, Yahoo! and MSN bot recognition.
mod Rewrites supported :
- English, French.
French support thread