Google clarifies new title for GoogleBot person agent

Yesterday we reported that Google mentioned that the brand new title for the person agent GoogleBot is now 100% on-line. Nicely, it was unsuitable, technically, it was not 100% dwell. Martin Splitt of Google broke down explaining to us that when the online rendering service renders the web page, it’s utilizing the brand new person agent title 100% of the time.

Martin Splitt mentioned on Twitter (1) one of many first issues Googlebot does is make an HTTP request to retrieve the HTML code for a web page. That is nonetheless carried out with the outdated UA. (2) Then, WRS renders the web page, hundreds the HTML code and recovers the linked sources. All of that is carried out with the brand new UA.

Listed here are these tweets:

So plainly the best way John Mueller of Google defined earlier was right.

Martin Cut up mentioned he doesn't assume the title of the Chrome 41 person agent will go away:

Why is it vital? Nicely, that actually isn't the case. Except you hardcode the detection of person brokers and find yourself stopping GoogleBot from crawling your web site …

Discussion board dialogue at Twitter.