How to Block Bing Crawler from my Statistics?

Over the last day or two I’ve had lots and lots of hits to my site from an IP address owned by Microsoft. I can only assume that this is their Bing web crawler.

All these hits are showing up in my statistics. Obviously, I don’t want them to.

Anyone know how to stop these visits being tracked?

There isn’t a way unless you want to block msnbot all together. I am not sure why but I have always noticed that once msnbot indexes a page, it will also browse the page afterwards. I have no idea what the reasoning is behind it but that’s just how it’s done.

OK, I guess I will live with the skewed stats then. :wink: