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How Does Young Google Get Past The "age Gate" On Wine Site
Posted 13 September 2010 - 01:13 PM
Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:55 AM
If you can give us some more info about what you mean by an age gate and how it's built and I might be able to tell you a bit more about how G sees the pages - PM me a link if you like, then I can check it out myself.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 03:37 AM
My next hypothesis would be that the age gate can recognise the difference between a web browser (which must go through the gate) and Googlebot (which is G's automated program for scanning the web and would not need to go through the gate)
Alternatively, I suppose G might be able to recognise the age gate and knows what to do with it, but that seems a little beyond googlebots current known capabilities AFAIK.
If you sign up for G's Webmaster Tools you will find a function to view your site as googlebot sees it via 'Fetch as Googlebot'; that would probably tell you if my latest hypothesis is right.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:31 AM
I think you cannot use an age gate if you want to be crawled and indexed, however. You may have to do it a different way.
Posted 16 September 2010 - 11:40 AM
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