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Filtering Google Mobile Search Bot from Audience

18D 05-15-15

Filtering Google Mobile Search Bot from Audience

In the past I was able to filter out the Google Mobile Search Bot from my intended audience, but recently in the past few weeks, I can no longer do this. I am checking my responisve design in Google's Mobile Friendly Test tool, however, it keeps getting redirected to the Optimizely experiment I have set up for moblie users. Did something change with Google's mobile search bot user agent string? I can;t find any documentation on this. 

18D
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Ehsan 05-18-15
 

Re: Filtering Google Mobile Search Bot from Audience

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Hi @18D,

 

It's very possible that something has changed with Google's mobile search bot user agent string.  Could you provide me with an experiment ID so I can take a further look?  We are always adding new user agents to our bots filter.

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18D 05-20-15
 

Re: Filtering Google Mobile Search Bot from Audience

Hi Ehsan,

 

Here is the id number. Any advice would be great.

 

experiment_id=1889401665

 

I am excluding user agents with 'Googlebot' in the string.

 

Thanks

18D
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