Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 126.96.36.199
Why would a bot do a site: search for an "exact product name"
If it's a bot, the 'search' doesn't exist - it's just a spoofed referrer.
In any case, based on the tech data for these visitors, it's either a bot or it's a human using a very specific interface or tool.
800x600 screen res? Same parameters in every search, in the same order? Always XP/IE6? One page view per visit? I'm dubious ;)
I still believe there is a connection with adwords and these visits, and I'm struggling to find data from this visitor on sites without any adwords history.
So, I still believe it's a semi-automated tool or a bot. A bot could, for instance, be related to the checking of landing page load times or a similar metric (whether you have the best landing page from your site, perhaps?). A semi-automated tool could be used by adwords staff for a variety of possible reasons. Of course, the true purpose of these visitors is impossible to determine without an additional data source.
In all honesty, to date, I've only been recording the activity as opposed to analysing it, so most of the above is pretty speculative at best ;)
I'm nervous only because this is a pretty competitive niche I'm in, and I sure would hate to have google ding me in rankings or penalties...
OrgName: Google Inc.
Address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
City: Mountain View
My reading so far puts it down to google web acclerator, but the site lost most of its google traffic in past week, and we were riding high in our key terms. So i am wondering if it be a manual review?
the ip address seems to relate to 188.8.131.52 PageFetcher-Google-CoOp;
what is this?