1script - 3:43 am on Aug 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
I've looked into this <meta name="fragment" content="!"> thing and it sounds as if it opens up a whole slew of cloaking issues. I mean, Google is practically inviting you to cloak your page for Gbot. So, where do they draw the line?
For example, I'm thinking of this scenario: since the new mobile-friendly version of the site is going to be laid out completely differently, it is probably to be expected to have the traffic go down (a lot) until they re-crawl, re-index etc. So, would it be considered fair and ToS-like to simply keep serving Gbot the old version of the site on ALL of the site's URLs with ?_escaped_fragment_= added to them? To kind of soften the transition period from old to new? Too much cloaking? How about if I remove the ads (and why would you serve ads to a bot in the first place?) ...
Anyone knows if this is a convention Bing also follows?