Msg#: 11076 posted 12:42 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)
The Mediapartners-Google robot is supposedly only used by Google to get content of page for serving AdSense ads. It came to one of my sites yesterday that has no AdSense on it, checked robots.txt then went to one page. This site is new and has never been crawled by Google before. The site is linked to from three sites that don't have AdSense. What can this mean?
Msg#: 11076 posted 4:23 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)
probably means that Google is checking out sites that don't have adsense but that might want it... at some point (and I'm just speculating here), you'll probably get contacted by Google to see if you'd like to put adsense on your site...
Msg#: 11076 posted 10:25 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)
Someone using Opera 8.01 visited my site two seconds before the Google bot.
Just did a Google search for opera 8 mediapartners. In another forum someone said in a response to a situation like mine "...I think it's the Google MediaPartners bot visiting when users of the ad-sponsored versions of Opera 7 or 8 visits."