Google: RankBrain Does Not Currently Affect Crawling

Mar 16, 2016 • 7:54 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google RankBrain

Google has deployed RankBrain for some time and we know it is confusing so there are many questions out there on it.

One question posed to Google was how does RankBrain impact crawling on your web site. Does RankBrain determine how much Google will crawl your site, i.e. your site's crawl budget? The answer is no, not yet at least.

John Mueller said RankBrain has no play when it comes to crawl budget. He said this on Twitter:

That doesn't mean it won't one day in the future.

Crawl budget is determined a lot by PageRank, your site architecture and external links - and of course, if your site is search engine friendly. RankBrain - not a factor now in crawl budget.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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