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Browsers tend to cache favicons for longer than normal files, so trying to use it as your counter would probably make the counter quite unreliable. Even if it worked this would slow down your page unnecessarily, since you're adding a redirect into the mix. Just stick with the standard code, and if the favicon errors are a problem use one of the options bybe ...


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Certain browsers will always search for a favicon and will carry on doing so until you place the file. There is absolutely no reason why you should need to put a 307 or any other redirect method for that matter simply to get rid of a 404 error. 404's does not imply your site is broken It's important to note that errors 404 does not indicate that something ...


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Use a robots.txt crawl delay as described in http://help.yandex.com/search/?id=1112639 Example: User-agent: Yandex Crawl-delay: 2 # specifies a 2 second timeout Before you start banning this bot, you should first verify that your logs are actually Yandex and not someone else who is spoofing the user agent to look like they are yandex. A tactic used by ...


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location = /favicon.ico { return 307 http://mc.yandex.ru/watch/XXX; } seems to work; however, it would seem like only certain browsers request a favicon.ico by default, so, not all visitors would be counted. Also, it has a limitation of not letting you know which pages are popular on your site: when a redirect is made, it is likely that the ...


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There could only be two explanations for this behavior: The crawler found a link to that malformed URL, either on your site or on some other site. The Yandex crawler has a bug. If you aren't seeing that URL crawled by other bots or visited by real users, then I suspect it is a bug with the Yandex crawler. As for why Yandex would have that particular ...



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