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Googlebot following my surfing behavior!?
turbohost




msg:704597
 8:35 pm on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi Guys,

I was building a stats script for some of my brandnew sites and I noticed something really astonishing ... a googlebot following my surfing behavior! Is this common practice by Google or should I panic? :-> I'm running Firefox as a browser (no plugins installed). I replaced my own IP address with x.x.x.x.

crawl-66-249-65-15.googlebot.com --> /article/12645/NTT.html
x.x.x.x --> /article/12645/NTT.html
crawl-66-249-65-15.googlebot.com --> /browse/n/0.html
crawl-66-249-65-15.googlebot.com --> /browse/n/0.html
x.x.x.x --> /browse/n/0.html
crawl-66-249-65-15.googlebot.com --> /search.html
crawl-66-249-65-15.googlebot.com --> /linkexchange.html
x.x.x.x --> /search.html
crawl-66-249-65-15.googlebot.com --> /linkexchange.html
x.x.x.x --> /linkexchange.html
x.x.x.x --> /

 

johnnyc




msg:704598
 1:10 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

If you run AdSense I think Google will spider the pages once it knows about them. By visiting your pages you may have been telling Google that the pages exist. If you don't run AdSence then I have no idea.

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msg:704599
 10:08 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

The toolbar also tells them about the page if you are running that.

turbohost




msg:704600
 6:54 pm on Sep 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's got to be Adsense ...

netscan




msg:704601
 7:12 pm on Sep 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

I noticed this as well while tailing my access log, the bot would "follow" my visitors around. Trippy!

zCat




msg:704602
 1:20 am on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's got to be Adsense ...

Yup, that's typical MediaBot behavior. To the OP: try modifying your tracking script to show the User Agent; that will give you a definite answer.

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