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Google Uses Explorer?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BassTrackerBoats, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    This is from my StatcounterDotcom page.

    Explorer and an Android device from Mountain View.
     
  2. auxiliarus

    auxiliarus Regular Member

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    Maybe they were checking your site's stability or something, part of manual review I guess - poor design means poor site - right?
    BTW, there is no way to know if Google uses IE or Chrome for Android except asking them about it.
     
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    The site can't be too poor since it ranks for a bunch of Business and Finance KWs on the first page. I've had the manual review before on other sites, I was just surprised to see G using Explorer... nobody uses IE and it was interesting to see the Android device also.

    A little unusual in my opinion.
     
  4. auxiliarus

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    Well, I believe they are spoofing the address for something.
    Maybe it's someone from Google that is watching your website.
    You know Google has a lot of employees and they are humans too, they are also interested in a lot of things.
     
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    I guessed that is some type of policy to use their competitor's products? Otherwise they are tough, very tough!
     
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    No wonder my sites take 10 months to get indexed.
     
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  7. Kaistar

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    Probably just checking performance from other devices & platforms.
    Wouldn't surprise me at all if they used everything they could tbh.