Does AdSense returns adverts to spiders when they visit? e.g, if MSNBot pays a visit, and Adsense realises from the IP & UserAgent info that it's MSNBot, does it bother to go to all the trouble of processing and returning the ads?
12:48 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)
1:00 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)
True, the bot wouldn't show the display, but would Google return the completed HTML output if a major bot requested the file? Although I suppose MSN & Yahoo would skip over the Google AS include instead of requesting it. I was thinking more about the bandwidth involved for AS and the bots.
1:03 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)
When I look with Google on cached pages from me, I see adds targeted for US, not for Germany.
2:05 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)
I think when viewing cached pages the AdSense script is re-executed (the ads are not cached).
2:06 am on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)
In other words, if a bot requested ads, yes, AdSense would return it. But bots don't, so they don't see them.
2:40 am on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)