GoogleBot Acting Weird

Jun 30, 2010 - 8:21 am 1 by

Around June 15th, GoogleBot reportedly slowed crawling of web pages and documents. Then ten days later, GoogleBot started crawling again. Today, I am seeing new reports of sporadic, somewhat spastic crawl behavior.

A WebmasterWorld thread has reports that GoogleBot stopped crawling some sites late June 28th and then started again early this morning. It seems that maybe GoogleBot gets stuck on some sites or something has changed.

Maybe this is the new behavior since Caffeine launched or maybe there is a bug, I am not sure. But the reports come from obsessed SEOs and webmasters that track Google like they would their own daughter.

Are you seeing weird crawl (or lack there of) patterns from GoogleBot?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

 

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