Tag Archives: Googlebot

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Google Can Detect Duplicate Content Before Crawling It by @MattGSouthern

Google’s John Mueller revealed that Googlebot is capable of recognizing duplicate content before it has been crawled.

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Googlebot Still On Hold On Supporting HTTP/2

John Mueller of Google said the other day in his hangout at the 1 hour and 13 minute mark that Googlebot still is not crawling in HTTP/2…

Brace yourself: The benefit and shock of analyzing Googlebot crawl spikes via log files [Case Study]

Site owners really don’t know the full story about who, or what, is crawling their sites until they analyze their server logs. Columnist Glenn Gabe shares a case study that illustrates some insights to be gleaned from a server log file analysis.

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Search in Pics: Google silence box, a noodle cafe & rusty Googlebot

In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more. Google silence phone box: Source: Instagram A rusty GoogleBot printed in 3D:…



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Googlebot Crawl Budget Explained by Google’s Gary Illyes by @MattGSouthern

“Crawl budget” is a loaded term made up of a lot moving parts. Gary Illyes, a Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, has explained exactly what crawl budget is and what it means for Googlebot.

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Fetch and Horror: 3 examples of how fetch and render in GSC can reveal big SEO problems

Columnist Glenn Gabe demonstrates why discovering how Googlebot sees your desktop and mobile content is essential to any good SEO audit.

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Google Retires the “Feature-Phone” Search Crawler by @MattGSouthern

Google is retiring a version of Googlebot that was designed specifically for crawling content on feature-phones.

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Google to change smartphone user-agent of Googlebot from iPhone to Android on April 18th

Google is updating their smartphone user-agent on April 18, 2016. Make sure to test your web site to ensure it will allow Googlebot in.

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Polyglot Googlebot: Google Use Different URLs For Translated Pages

We know that using Google translate to auto-translate content can be a form of spam. It also causes issues for GoogleBot in understanding what your page is about.

Google’s John Mueller said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that the Polyglot Googlebot has issues understanding it…