---- Matt Cutts asks webmasters: let googlebot crawl js and css
freejung - 8:38 pm on Mar 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
A move like that would bring about major reactions, I think!
Right, but then why mention it at all? People who are deliberately blocking JS/CSS for a reason aren't likely to stop just because Matt asks them politely to do so, not unless there's teeth behind it - especially if they're doing it for shady purposes! On the other hand, people who are likely to do what Matt says just because he says it are probably not blocking anything anyway. I don't know, it just seems like an odd thing to say... like maybe it's really intended more as a hint that they are parsing JS and CSS more, to scare people away from misusing them. In Google's position it might be wise to imply that you know more than you in fact know.