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Something weird

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:52 am
by Vietnam Empire
Okey, I probably don't know this, but what is "Google Adsense [Bot]"

I found that thing looking at one of my threads. Anyone care to explain what it is?

Note: the color of text is light Grey (almost transparent)

Re: Something weird

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:16 pm
by Erastide
It's what gives the ads on the forum. Nothing to worry about.

Re: Something weird

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:29 pm
by Marcuslandia
It explores webpage content to see what "flavor" of Google ads to throw onto that page.

[Watch out! Big Brother is watching you.]

Re: Something weird

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:47 pm
by Monkeys in Helmets
Marcuslandia wrote:It explores webpage content to see what "flavor" of Google ads to throw onto that page.

[Watch out! Big Brother is watching you.]


Marcus,

It is kind of fun to try to fool it. It was a fad on my region's RMB when they added the ads on the left to see if we could get it to serve up different kind of links.

At first it looked at all our strange nation names and was so confused, the only consistent thing we got were links for flags because it read the source code and in every region page there are at least 22 IMG tags with the ALT label "flag."
:rofl: