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Googlebot visit with Mozilla Agent - what does it mean?

 6:57 pm on Jan 22, 2004 (gmt 0)


I received a visit from a *.googlebot.com (64.68.*) IP with a Mozilla Agent. The IP usually identifies itself with the usual Googlebot UA.

The agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/2003070

I was wondering if someone has an insight on what does it mean. Is someone physically looking at my site? Or is this probably a UA cloaking test, throwing random UA to see if my site changes?

I do cloak for optimized delivery per country. Several countries depending on IP receive a different copy of my site. I also give the english version to googlebot.

Hope this won't get me banned. Looking forward to any responses.




 10:41 pm on Jan 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

More than likely, it's somebody in the Googleplex doing some innocent surfing.

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 10:21 am on Jan 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I get hits like this in a repeating pattern, it sure doesn't look like "innocent surfing". Spam detecting bot maybe, I don't know.


 3:41 pm on Jan 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Bulk99, can you describe the pattern? Care to share details?

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