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A new visitor from Google? Hopefully the unblocking agent! makemetop msg:405372 1:31 pm on Jan 12, 2001 (gmt 0) Not in Brett's files. I wonder if anyone else has seen this...
64-208-38-2.google.com - - [11/Jan/2001:16:53:38 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 20848 "-" "Java1.2.2"
64-208-38-2.google.com - - [11/Jan/2001:16:53:39 -0500] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.0" 404 204 "-" "Java1.2.2"
and what might it be doing?
Fusioneer msg:405373 1:56 pm on Jan 12, 2001 (gmt 0)
I was visited by the same IP/UA after an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,see my post here:
In my case I am 99% sure it was a google employee surfing from a linux box - it did not get robots.txt and retrieved images, flash etc. and browsed for a couple of minutes like a human surfer.
Yours has a different UA however...hmmm
Hope this helps.
makemetop msg:405374 12:15 am on Jan 13, 2001 (gmt 0)
However, as you can see, this acted like a spider. No graphics etc were picked up and the UA is very strange. It is obviously related to Google Technical as this too occured shortly after an e-mail to email@example.com.
JonB msg:405375 6:36 am on Jan 13, 2001 (gmt 0)
Maybe after you send them e-mail asking about your positions etc they send out "special" spider who visits faster and not like regular Google spider bot. What were your questions to google- about your listing? Fusioneer msg:405376 9:23 am on Jan 13, 2001 (gmt 0)
I was emailing them about the GOOGLEBOT NOARCHIVE tag affecting results, ie. very few results in top 10 without Cached version of page.
Spiders also don't eat cookies - which this visitor did. My opinion is that it was a Google employee (in my case). I'm sure it was no coincidence after an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .