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fdfdkll.html
Google gone crazy?
phred

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Msg#: 3728739 posted 9:43 am on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Normal Google IP, UA and after reading robots.txt a direct request for www.example.com/fdfdkll.html

Any ideas?

Phred

 

wilderness

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Msg#: 3728739 posted 6:50 pm on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Try a google on the "page" URL alone (minus domain).
You'll be provided with a solitary result, with insight.

mayest

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Msg#: 3728739 posted 11:08 pm on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

I found this same file name in my 404 log yesterday, and did a search on that name. I got no results at all. After reading this, I did the search again and got several results, but I'm not sure that I got the insight.

Is this just Google doing a random check to see what happens? That's the closest thing I could find to an explanation.

incrediBILL

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Msg#: 3728739 posted 12:38 am on Aug 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google does often test sites with page names designed to deliver a 404 response to see how your server handle the 404 response.

Some sites return a 200 OK with some other page, typically the home page, to stop visitor bounce and Google identifies this so it doesn't index the same page multiple times and possible make the wrong page supplemental.

vero

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Msg#: 3728739 posted 12:39 pm on Aug 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks for this post - I just found this same file in my logs and would have spent hours otherwise trying to figure it out

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