incrediBILL - 8:05 pm on May 21, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: incrediBILL at 8:10 pm (utc) on May 21, 2011]
Just to clarify, did a preview in Google of a page, checked my server logs, there was no hit on my server, it's pulling the image from some Google cache server.
It is an unauthorized archive of my page.
Not that I really mind the preview so much, although the meta controls are idiotic, but now they're double and triple dipping my bandwidth because they aren't smart enough to collect all the data in one pass.
Now I get googlebot and preview both downloading pages, plus the image bot and preview both downloading images. Not to mention they aren't clever enough to use images already downloaded as they appear to wipe the cache clear in their preview browser every time so it just escalates.
Pardon me Google but who's paying for this bandwidth, me or you?
[edited by: incrediBILL at 8:10 pm (utc) on May 21, 2011]