GoogleBot Shopping at Your E-Commerce Site?

Feb 14, 2006 • 8:12 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

A thread at Cre8asite Forums named GoogleBot signs up, e-commerce customer documents the information of a bo from Google signing up as a registered e-commerce user at a particular site. Reportedly, the bot filled out information at this form and clicked the submit button.

The reverse DNS lookup confirms that this was a Google registered IP Address. But it just doesn't make sense, GoogleBot or any real search bot does not act like this. Bots can not and should not submit forms. I may suggest that this IP was spoofed and the useragent was spoofed as well. Or that some data got mixed up in the logs, some how. :)

Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.

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Comments:

NevDull

02/14/2006 03:30 pm

form name="myAccount" method="post" action="AccountSignup.asp" onsubmit="return CheckForm()" I don't think I've ever seen any indication that Googlebot has ever done a POST request. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

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