shoreline - 1:09 pm on May 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
I now wonder if it's now safe to employ modifications like this ( or obfusticate) to prevent bots other than google from capturing your pub id
google_ad_client = “pub-”+”123?+”456?+”7891234567?;
There are a number of sites out there that scour the internet looking for pub-id's and then match all the websites that belong to each pub-id.
If I know your website, I can view the source, find the pub-id and search for it on Google and a list of your websites would appear.
However, if I change up the code a little so that these websites don't find pub-1234567891234567 then it will likely complicate the process of matching up websites to publisher id's.
Now when a person searches for your publisher id (let's say a new publisher id), they won't find a ton of websites providing information and will have to guess as to what websites you own and view source to verify.