> When Google Chrome receives this status code, it will add your website to a blacklist maintained on the client. This blacklist will last the duration of that user’s browsing session.
Where does it say in there that it's the prefetch only that is blacklisted? Does anyone have proof that I'm reading this wrongly?
Paranoid I may be, but I'm sure I'm not deranged. :)
Another question: who actually prefetches and caches the page - the searcher or google?
If google then they are probably offending against many sites' T&C re: accelerators.
If the searcher then google are in for some heavy criticism, especially of they prefetch for on-the-fly typing. I can see how very easy it would be to "accidentally" cache some undesirable - even trojan - pages.
On the subject of toolbars, there was a discussion a while back (can't recall if here or in the "Search Engine Spider and User Agent Identification" forum) which suggested, with a degree of evidence, that GTB and GoogleToolbar in the UA meant different things. In my own experience GoogleToolbar in a UA means it's automated whereas GTB seems to be a human.