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August 9th, 2006, 06:33 PM #1Google's freaking me out
Google's really freaking me out man! Today I've gotten a couple hits from www. corp.google.com/~lu/blog/newpr/8r.html. From what I've read, it may be a G employee doing a manual evaluation. The IP doesn’t belong to Google, but it seems the ISP is used by Google. They hit one page twice, and I've been starring at that page for a couple hours trying to figure out what's so interesting.But are you still master of your domain?
August 9th, 2006, 07:24 PM #2
Thats very likely what it is.
For example, we had a bunch of links on AdWords that redirected improperly. The ad said "www.x.com" but when you clicked it - you got "www.y.com" type of thing.
They (Google) doesn't like that - but it took them 3 months to catch us...and they had to do it by hand as in someone looked at our account and found the problem and then removed the ads.
August 9th, 2006, 07:55 PM #3
I think they refer to it as cloaking or sneaky redirect.
I'm doing the best I can for my site, and if google doesn't like it, i dont care.
August 9th, 2006, 10:12 PM #4
I don't think G has a problem with redirects - at least for my sites. However, the only redirects I do are in my links, not when a visitor enters through the main page. These redirects are to keep the links the same on my pages, as well as to keep track of clicks/keywords/etc.
Google does have a good point for watching that kind of behavior though - I personally wouldn't want to click an ad that says I'll visit www.thispage.com, but all of a sudden, be redirected to www.spywarefilledpages.com.
August 9th, 2006, 10:22 PM #5
Ok, I've been going through my actual logs. The person (same IP and UA) that followed the corp.google.com link visited my site about 5 hours earlier from another internal google page with a blogsearch query string. I've had some pages showing up in blogsearch lately, and I don't have a blog. So that may be it. But I found between 2 and 4 other google people (judging by IP and UA) poking around an old subdomain. Now robots have been banned from this subdomain for a while. So what were they doing there? Damn I need a drink!But are you still master of your domain?
August 10th, 2006, 01:00 AM #6
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Good to see actual Google humans sniffing under the covers when something doesn't smell right when checking out affiliate sites. This will clear up what their search customers will actually find at the end of the click.... and all will be fine. Little like cleaning up the house, or your bedroom, when inviting in visitors.Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie
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August 10th, 2006, 01:02 AM #7Originally Posted by MoneyBusiness
I see some people with hidden referers poking around my site, makes me think they might be competitors checking my site out, but I'm just doing this AM thingy for fun, not for a living - it doesn't bother me too much.
this is off-topic, but i couldn't get an answer to this one anywhere...
i put the tracking code inside the page that does redirects, but that code doesn't register any clicks. The same code registers clicks on normal pages. and this tracking code is above, the redirect code so it executes before the redirect code executes.
August 10th, 2006, 11:49 AM #8
ha..."sneaky redirect" it was. I also got the impression that they sometimes take a peek at your account to see if your quality ratings are where they should be. I was reading some other post where the person said they had their Google rep look at their adwords account and adjust their prices down manually.
August 10th, 2006, 12:13 PM #9Originally Posted by IronChef253
August 10th, 2006, 12:15 PM #10
Or perhaps I misinterpreted what they said. Maybe they meant that they had Google optimize their account by streamlining their search words etc for better results...thats what they are doing for me right now.
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