Google Favicon Crawler Now Uses Googlebot & Googlebot-Image Token

Mar 14, 2022 - 7:31 am 0 by

Google Favicon

Google has updated its Google crawler help documentation to specific that the Google Favicon crawler now respects the Googlebot and Googlebot-Image robots rules. Previously, it seemed to just respect its own Google Favicon rules but that was changed or updated a few days ago.

The docs from earlier this year show this:

click for full size

The revised document shows this:

click for full size

Dave Smart, where I found this from, said on Twitter "FYI: Looks like the favicon crawler from google now respects Googlebot-Image / Googlebot robots.txt rules, (followed it own, Googlebot favicon, before apparently) so perhaps make sure you're not blocking it accidentally now."

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 12, 2024

Jun 12, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

I Interviewed Elizabeth Tucker, Googler Responsible For The March Core Update

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:51 am

Google Adds Return Policy Structured Data Support To Organization Level

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Maps

Google Maps Tests QR Codes On Business Profiles

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Ads

Google Ads Adding New Optional Verification This Month

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google

Google Tests Shaded Site Name & Favicon For Search Results

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Survey: Most SEOs Opt To Canonicals To Manage Faceted Navigation