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Home » Google, Search Engines, SEO

The Googlebot and AdSense Affair

Submitted by on April 17, 2006 – 6:47 amNo Comment

For all the SEO people out there, I’m becoming greatly bothered by Google recently. This post is for my brother, who said to me just a little while ago that he bets people running Google AdSense advertisements somehow benefitted on the Google search engine. A post on SearchEngineWatch.com by Jennifer Slegg states:

“Publishers running AdSense on their pages may find that the Mediapartners-Google bot – the special Google bot used by AdSense to determine ad targeting on a publisher page – is actually sharing the results of those crawls with the main Google search database.

Greg Boser spotted it when pages being served strictly to AdSense began showing up in the main search database. And cache dates and times are matching exactly with when the Mediapartners-Google bot visited the page for ad targeting purposes”

From JenSense:

“But this is definite clear cut evidence that yes, the mediabot is sharing info with the googlebot, and possibly vice versa.”

As this isn’t really an area I generally cover, a full article and details are available in the April 16th post on JenSense.com.

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[tags]seo, google, googlebot, adsense, google adsense[/tags]

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