Google switch to an evergreen Googlebot, the user agent will soon be upgraded which reproduces the new version of chrome. According to Google, it will be periodically changed to match the chrome updates in Googlebot. The new amendment is going to happen in December.

Also Read: Evergreen Googlebot is Now Running Chrome 77

Impact of New User-Agent:

According to Google, maximum websites are not going to suffer from these new changes but if the website is designed for a particular user agent then it might get affected. The user should use feature detection rather than user-agent sniffing. If the user doesn’t wish to use that then find Googlebot in the existing user agent. Make sure to run the test on your website regarding the same.

Issues Faced By Google While Evaluating:

  1. Not accessing the content of a page that shows an error.
  2. Pages are redirected to a robot or no-index document.






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