A New Google Useragent Named google-speakr

Feb 4, 2019 • 8:19 am | comments (2) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Some folks are seeing a new useragent in their log files named google-speakr. The for that useragent, at least during accessing the sites is 66.249.81.186 which resolves to Google. SEOs and webmasters are asking if this is some sort of Google Assistant or Home crawler or something else?

Google has not responded about questions about this, but here are the tweets from the community on this:

I guess it might make sense for Google to do this but I have no clue what would be going on with this useragent to be honest.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: More details on this Useragent from Danny Sullivan of Google:

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