Baiduspider 2.0

Posted by Ryan on 2011-03-31

Baiduspider 2.0

Baidu has just given an official announcement that they will change their user-agent on May 10, 2011.

If you are a SEO and have ever paid attention to your server logs, you should know that the current user-agent for Baidu is:

Baiduspider+(+http://www.baidu.com/search/spider.htm)

And the new one that will take effect in May is:

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Baiduspider/2.0; +http://www.baidu.com/search/spider.html)

What should you do?

  1. If you have already blocked Baiduspider with the robots.txt file, then you need to do nothing;
  2. If you have configured your server to deny Baiduspider’s access to your website, you need to change your configurations to block the new Baiduspider, or just switch to robots.txt;

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