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My site is PR5 and googlebot visits very day for 20 or 30 pages, but since early this week it seems only interested in my images. Checking my raw logs I see that it visits as HTTP/1.0 Googlebot-Image/1.0+
Has anyone else noticed this, or can anyone tell me why this interest in my images may have suddenly increased?
Is Googlebot-Image really indepentend from the regular Googlebot?
This is an entirely different question :)
Now serious: If you block Googlebot from a "normal" page your average PR could decrease (e.g. if this page linked to other pages of yours).
Re images, I don't see any way to lose PR by diallowing them from Googlebot. There are no links in images.
18.104.22.168 - - "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.0" "Python-urllib/1.15"