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New Google mobile bot?

Discussion in 'Traffic Analysis' started by forkqueue, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. #1
    Today, for the first time I noticed some entries in my log like this:

    66.249.66.20 - - [07/Sep/2005:18:36:35 +0100] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 2936 "-" "Nokia6820/2.0 (4.83) Profile/MIDP-1.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.0 (compatible; Googlebot-Mobile/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)

    Is this a new Google mobile archiving tool? I've certainly not come across it before.

    I find it interesting it mentions a specific model of phone - perhaps this is being carried out for some sort of Nokia-specific search facility?
    SEMrush
     
    forkqueue, Sep 7, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

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    #2
    It's possible that Google is using something like Squeezer does. A phone requests a page, and the site sends a bot to retreive and compress the page for the phone.

    Just a guess.

    J
     
    Jester, Sep 7, 2005 IP
  3. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #3
    Yeah... probably just a cell phone proxy I'm guessing.
     
    digitalpoint, Sep 7, 2005 IP
  4. suzigeek

    suzigeek Peon

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    #4
    Nokia6820/2.0 (4.83) Profile/MIDP-1.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.0 (compatible; Googlebot-Mobile/2.1; +http: //www . google . com/bot.html)


    Found this bot this morning and I've never seen it before. Is it a Google bot for WAP?
     
    suzigeek, Feb 6, 2006 IP
  5. meditang

    meditang Well-Known Member

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    Seems like it is a the WAP browser on a Nokia 6820 phone
    Not sure though
     
    meditang, Feb 6, 2006 IP
  6. execute

    execute Peon

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    #6
    Perhaps it's just something from before, or perhaps its something to do with Bigdaddy. but I had this entry from a bot with GoogleBot tag, but it's different! Something new? It came on the 5th of February:

    Nokia6820/2.0 (4.83) Profile/MIDP-1.0 Configuratio...

    It says googlebot somewhere on it too.
     
    execute, Feb 10, 2006 IP
  7. PinoyIto

    PinoyIto Notable Member

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    #7
    I have seen also this in my logs but I am not sure if this is a google bot.... or nokia have their own bot now for WAP.
     
    PinoyIto, Feb 10, 2006 IP
  8. suzigeek

    suzigeek Peon

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    #8
    I saw it in my logs too and I posted about it last week but no one responded or someone did but thought it was someone browsing w/their phone. Anyway it say's googlebot in the log along w/the nokia info so i'm assuming its a bot or someone using that as there agent and faking to be googlebot.
     
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  9. NetMidWest

    NetMidWest Peon

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    #9
    I saw it for the first time a few hours after posting a spam complaint, (for this: http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=55842) and noticed the problem had been taken care of shortly afterwards. It made me wonder if it was a google employee, or perhaps an employee setting off a bot of some kind to check something...
    Can you fake a useragent on a phone?
     
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  10. execute

    execute Peon

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    #10
    IT definately has the word Google Bot in the HTTP REFERER variable.
     
    execute, Feb 10, 2006 IP
  11. seopup

    seopup Peon

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    #11
    Just saw in my logs as User Agent :

    Nokia6820/2.0 (4.83) Profile/MIDP-1.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.0 (compatible; Googlebot-Mobile/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)
     
    seopup, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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    Guess it's time to create a CSS for mobile now that Google's going to crawl it as a mobile. I've put it off long enough...
     
    bargainr, Feb 28, 2006 IP
  13. PodDesign

    PodDesign Peon

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    #13
    Good observation.
     
    PodDesign, Feb 28, 2006 IP
  14. NetMidWest

    NetMidWest Peon

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    #14
    I did not realize when I posted, and probably none of you either:
    This thread is almost 6 months old.
     
    NetMidWest, Feb 28, 2006 IP
  15. Phynder

    Phynder Well-Known Member

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    Interesting - this bot is tearing up my web site right now. At first I thought it was someone faking as a Googlebot user agent, but it sounds like it is GB. Cool!
     
    Phynder, Mar 1, 2006 IP
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    seopup Peon

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    #16
    You can search on google from mobile , if user wants to see a page from results google crawls it and makes a version for specific phone , I tried this before .
     
    seopup, Mar 3, 2006 IP
  17. costos

    costos Peon

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    #17
    This is a boot.
    http://www.whois.sc/66.249.66.20
     
    costos, Mar 7, 2006 IP