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Google but not Googlebot



9:27 am on Jul 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just hit my spider trap


UA: mozilla/5.0 (windows; u; windows nt 5.1; en-us; rv: gecko/20060508

IP lookup says Google Inc.

Any ideas? Don't know what going on.



2:44 pm on Jul 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Did you analyze its behavior to see if it looked like a bot or a human? That's gonna be the only real way to tell what this user agent was doing.

My guess would be it was just a Google employee surfing your site with Firefox.

The only thing that makes me wonder if I'm correct is it fell into a spider trap.

[edited by: GaryK at 2:45 pm (utc) on July 16, 2006]


4:11 pm on Jul 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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GWA = Google Web Accelerator
[webmasterworld.com ]

Googlebot doesn't need an accelerator.


4:55 pm on Jul 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Trasher,

I guess thats it. It's going to fall into my trap every time. I'm going to have to give this some thought as to whether to block it or not. I don't want to block, but my spider trap works great.




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