Google has made an replace to its Google-Extended section of the Google crawler (person agent) search documentation to vary the references of “Bard” to “Gemini” due to the product name change. Google additionally clarified that Google Prolonged has no impression or impact on Google Search.
Google added this new line that reads, “Google-Prolonged doesn’t impression a website’s inclusion or rating in Google Search.”
As a reminder, Google-Prolonged is a standalone product token that internet publishers can use to handle whether or not their websites assist enhance Gemini Apps (previously Bard) and Vertex AI generative APIs, together with future generations of fashions that energy these merchandise.”
Google-Prolonged does not have a separate HTTP request person agent string. Crawling is finished with present Google person agent strings; the robots.txt user-agent token is utilized in a management capability.
Google-Prolonged additionally does not work for controlling what Google SGE reveals or not.
Google explained that this doc was modified as a result of “With the title change of Bard to Gemini Apps, we clarified that Gemini Apps is affected by Google-Prolonged, and, primarily based on writer suggestions, we specified that Google-Prolonged does not have an effect on Google Search.”
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