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First question I have is I bought a domain from iPage.com how do I add my html!? Hoping for any comment. Second question.. Hello all,.

Could someone explain me how this works?.

Today I noticed a (spider, robot) that was filling the users shopping cart in the whos online..

And suddenly when I was looking at some of my products I saw that the shopping cart was filled with products. That is not good if a custommer sees products in his cart that he has not put in there by himself..

I have the prevent spider session set to true..

Somebody explain this to me please..

Thanyou all,..

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I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

Oki Thanks,.

I already have a robot.txt file, but this one spider must be stupid :-/.

This post has been edited by.

Keoga.

: 11 October 2004, 19:20..

Comment #2

Wrong file, robots.txt does no prevent spiders to fill the cart. You need to look at spiders.txt..

Comment #3

See my.

Updated spiders.txt.

For an update to this file reflecting new spiders...

Comment #4

Hi everyone, thanks for the tips on robots.txt and spiders.txt. But what if I WANT google and MSN to spider my iPage site but don't want it to add more than 50 cart items? Is there a way to do that?.

My ISP has suspended my account because of these bots. I'm guessing that it's because the bot has 50 items on it's cart and everytime it goes to the next page, ALL 50 items have to be read from the database. And these just gets bigger and bigger..

I figure if I do this, then it won't be so taxing on the database..

Does anyone have a contrib or quick hack to limit the number of products in aa shopping cart to 50? Assuming of course that regular shoppers would never have 50 products on their cart..

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Pfaustino.

: 13 October 2004, 04:41..

Comment #5

Pfaustino,.

Install the spiders.txt referenced in yesudo's post above..

Go into admin->Configuration->Sessions and set Prevent Spider Sessions to true.

Make sure that robots.txt (under /catalog) includes shopping_cart.php.

The robots.txt file should stop the bots from clicking the Add To Cart button..

The Prevent Spider Sessions=true and the spiders.txt file will stop bots from seeing the osCid param in the URL. Everytime they come in and get a new osCid, they think it is a new page so they re-index your iPage site over and over again. They also store the whole URL in their index which isn't good..

The 2 of these things should lower the bot traffic on your site. It will also allow the bots to crawl your iPage site without loading up a cart..

Good luck,.

Ed.

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Medvid.

: 13 October 2004, 17:01..

Comment #6

Hello all,.

Could someone explain me how this works?.

Today I noticed a (spider, robot) that was filling the users shopping cart in the whos online..

And suddenly when I was looking at some of my products I saw that the shopping cart was filled with products. That is not good if a custommer sees products in his cart that he has not put in there by himself..

I have the prevent spider session set to true..

Somebody explain this to me please..

Thanyou all,..

Comment #7

Everyone has their own cart including bots/spiders..

Exclude the spiders from the shoppingcart file example.

Here.

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Yesudo.

: 11 October 2004, 19:03..

Comment #8


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.