What are the different Google Bot User Agents?

There are several Googlebots with different User-agents. Here is a short list of what they are, and what they are used for:

  • Googlebot : crawls pages for our web index and Google News
  • Googlebot-Mobile : crawls pages for our mobile index
  • Googlebot-Image : crawls pages for our image index
  • Mediapartners-Google : crawls pages to determine AdSense content
  • Adsbot-Google : crawls pages to measure AdWords landing page quality

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One Response to What are the different Google Bot User Agents?

  1. Phill says:

    I would have thought they would have Crawled the page once and cached it!

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