Msg#: 4100609 posted 7:29 pm on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
What are the reasons for wanting to occasionally switching to the Googlebot user agent? I know people do it to check for cloaking, but are there other reasons? Just curious to hear how people use it...
[edited by: incrediBILL at 8:48 pm (utc) on Mar 18, 2010] [edit reason] fixed typo [/edit]
Msg#: 4100609 posted 2:30 am on Mar 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
At least one site (and we probably all know which one I'm talking about) shows Googlebot answers to questions, but only shows the questions to real people, along with a link to sign up for a paid subscription. Unless you tell your browser to send a Googlebot UA; then you get the answers too. That site does not validate Googlebot.