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Google is testing a bot that logs in to forums

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by ForgottenCreature, May 3, 2006.

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    Google recently contacted me with the following email:

    Upon logging in to check out the system, I was greeted with this:

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    Sure, they're calling it "Site Diagnostics" but the truth appears to be that they're testing a system that will allow them to better target ads on sites that have closed content. Pretty smart of them really.[/QUOTE]
     
    ForgottenCreature, May 3, 2006 IP
  2. AfterHim.com

    AfterHim.com Peon

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    Wow...that is really interesting...I guess that will end the issue of showing different things to people whether they are logged in or logged out for the most part...
     
    AfterHim.com, May 3, 2006 IP
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    I didn't see where it mentioned the ability to log in.
     
    ResaleBroker, May 3, 2006 IP
  4. JamesColin

    JamesColin Prominent Member Premium Member

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    #4
    In the screenshot it's pretty obvious:
    the section labelled CURRENT LOGINS
     
    JamesColin, May 3, 2006 IP
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    That's nice. I need to create forum soon!
     
    tonyinabox, May 3, 2006 IP
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    #6
    awesome to hear, looks like a nice feature. Why do you say forum though in the title? Is it just for forums? or is it because a certain part of your forum is restricted area...
     
    azn_romeo_4u, May 3, 2006 IP
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    cldnails Well-Known Member

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    I would think, typically, forums are the registered only parts of a site. Although, I can see it working for almost any 'registered' content webpage.
     
    cldnails, May 3, 2006 IP
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    Were you picked at random, or is there something one can do to get started with the "diagnostics?"
     
    elcash, May 5, 2006 IP
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    How coincidental. I am currently creating a forum! Ha! See what happens!!
     
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    Phynder Well-Known Member

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    Now, if we can just teach the Bot to make posts that are contextually relevant...

    "Hi - I'm GoogleBot For Forums! I noticed that you were talking about Sunlamps for Vampires. Please visit our sponsor who specializes in said product."

    "Hi - it is GoogleBot for Forums again - why is everyone Red-repping me??"

    Ah yes, yet another revenue stream for Google...
     
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    ash1 Active Member

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    this is a good thing, but bad thing overall for newbies because now more competition
     
    ash1, May 6, 2006 IP
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    Well I am sure Google will be glad that you have just informed all their competitors about this new feature.
     
    lonecrow, May 6, 2006 IP
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    thanks
    it is interesting
    you can expect every thing from google
     
    moaid123, May 9, 2006 IP
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    LOL...HAHAHA....Thats funny... A rep for you for making my day
     
    Shah Bandar, May 10, 2006 IP
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    Has anyone tried actually adding a log in to see if its that intelligent. I'm betting that originally the logins are for URL's that are authenticated (the popup box for logins). I think you can convert a URL to username: password @www.website.com or something like that simple.

    Forums is another story. Often times an actual attempt through the login URL which then returns cookies in a header which would then have to be replicated.

    It could certainly done. I've built a PHP program to manage keyword bids for 2nd tier PPC engines run by smart clicks and jackhammer and other tier II software and we'd have to mimick a login to get the proper session codes and cookies (wasn't as simple as a mere username/password), but I'm betting this isn't where Google is headed, at least not yet.
     
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    If they do spider restricted content, what's the point of featuring it in their search results ? People will have to log in to see the content when they do get to the site anyway.
     
    CasualNerd, May 10, 2006 IP
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    CReed Notable Member

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    It's for AdSense and not the search index.
     
    CReed, May 10, 2006 IP