RSS, OPML and the XML platform.
Copyright 2003-5 Randy Charles Morin
I'm amazed how many bots hit my websites. I'm not just talking Google bot, I'm talking all variety of bots. The fastest growing genre of bot is the referrer bot. This is a bot that simply goes to your website to get listed in your referral logs, so that someone looking at your referral logs will check them out. These referral bots are easily detected because you'll get a ton of referral hits from the same domain, but if you navigate back to the referral URL, you won't actually find a link to your website (examples include sitemeter.com).