GoogleBot Crawling Less or More Efficiently?

Sep 2, 2010 - 8:21 am 4 by

The obsessed (in a cool geeky way) webmasters at WebmasterWorld are discussing recent patterns they noticed with how Google's spider, GoogleBot has been accessing their site recently.

One said GoogleBot is crawling 50% less than it normally does. Others are saying they are just seeing GoogleBot crawl differently, but not less, per say. In addition, another person said Google stop crawling almost completely, but that is likely another issue.

Tedster explained what he has recently seen:

The sites I work with have been showing a changed crawling pattern since June, but it's not really a reduced crawl. On average more pages are being spidered over any extended period, but the whole pattern contains more spikes - occurring on about a 7-8 day cycle.

Have you noticed new or different GoogleBot crawling behavior?

We did report GoogleBot crawling from multiple locations at the same time, them having new crawling issues and acting all weird recently. Remember, this may all be caffeine related, so keep that in mind.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Volatility, Indexing Bugs, Google Ads Broad Match Default & YouTube SEO Tips - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: July 18, 2024

Jul 18, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Updates

Google Search Ranking Algorithm Volatility - July 18th

Jul 18, 2024 - 7:51 am

Google Tests AI Overviews In Workspace Accounts In The UK

Jul 18, 2024 - 7:41 am

Google Bolding Query In Search Box When Cursor Out Of Search Box

Jul 18, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Merchant Center Next Coming To All Merchants

Jul 18, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google's Site Reputation Abuse Update Leads Gaming Affiliate To Reduce Financial Forecast

Jul 18, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Logged In/Out: Google Keyword Tool Gives Different Results