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Using a redirect to set new user variables. Will Google care?

   
5:27 pm on Jan 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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We customize content by region, and are implementing a redirect that uses IP mapping to set a cookie variable that filters our content accordingly.

Questions:
How does Google view these types of redirects?
Does the googlebot accept cookies or browse like a shopper with cookies disabled?

3:12 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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> how does it view it.

If you are setting a cookie - how can it see it at all?
No bots don't take cookies.

3:54 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The bot will travel the redirect like a user, although no cookies will be set.

Sounds from your response like this wouldn't negatively impact a crawl. Correct?

3:58 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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cant be a good thing
4:05 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I agree. We could identify bots and have them bypass the redirect. Better or worse?
 

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