Through a few of the sites I have interactions with, there are a number of adwords campaigns that are running. Strangely, why tracking some of the incoming clicks, we noticed that at last one of the clicks came from within Google itself. And what is more, it appears to be legit going on the browser type of “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)”.
Perhaps Google tests these things manually, who knows. Guess I’ll just have to continue digging through the logs and see what shows up.
For reference, IP in question came from
OrgName: Google Inc. OrgID: GOGL Address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway City: Mountain View StateProv: CA PostalCode: 94043 Country: US NetRange: 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52 CIDR: 184.108.40.206/16 NetName: GOOGLE NetHandle: NET-74-125-0-0-1 Parent: NET-74-0-0-0-0 NetType: Direct Allocation NameServer: NS1.GOOGLE.COM NameServer: NS2.GOOGLE.COM NameServer: NS3.GOOGLE.COM NameServer: NS4.GOOGLE.COM Comment: RegDate: 2007-03-13 Updated: 2007-05-22 OrgTechHandle: ZG39-ARIN OrgTechName: Google Inc. OrgTechPhone: +1-650-318-0200 OrgTechEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org