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Google employees and googlebot

Same IP range?



12:02 am on Apr 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Do google employees and bots share the same ip ranges?

There is a google bot with an ip

I block all the ips with 192.168.8.....
could i be blocking a google employee with an ip

thank you


9:36 pm on Apr 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Most SE crawlers these days clearly identify themselves using reverse DNS such as "crawl-*.googlebot.com." for Google, and I've not seen anything resembling an employee on the same IPs.


9:14 am on Jun 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yes there are some Google IPS shared by employees and bots


9:15 am on Jun 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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eg Google Dublin

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