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07-12-2004, 08:23 PM
Hi. Note the user-agent in this request. Is it the real Googlebot? - - [12/Jul/2004:20:01:48 -0700] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 41614 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)"

Real Googlebot : Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)

Real or not ??? : Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)

09-15-2004, 10:11 PM
So these Mozilla Googlebot requests, real Googlebot or not, that is the question. - - [14/Sep/2004:15:58:44 -0700] "GET /ref/rn41re782.html HTTP/1.1" 200 21244 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)"

Sent an email to Google, and here is what they had to say. Thanks Google. :)

Please be assured that the GET request you refer to appears to have been made by Googlebot.