Crawling and Robots

Six Common Robots.txt Issues & And How To Fix Them

Robotst.txt are a wonderful tool that you can use to instruct search engine crawlers how you would want it to crawl your website. They are used mainly to avoid overloading your site with requests; it is not a mechanism for keeping a web page out of Google. To keep a web page out of Google, …

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Six Common Robots.txt Issues & And How To Fix Them

Robotst.txt are a wonderful tool that you can use to instruct search engine crawlers how you would want it to crawl your website. They are used mainly to avoid overloading your site with requests; it is not a mechanism for keeping a web page out of Google. To keep a web page out of Google, …

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Are Big Robots.txt Files A Problem For Google?

In case you weren’t in the know, robots.txt may be a small part of SEO, but it’s still important for your website. They tell the search engines which pages to access and index on your website on which pages not to. Not only that, robots.txt files are great for keeping the search engines from accessing …

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Are Big Robots.txt Files A Problem For Google?

In case you weren’t in the know, robots.txt may be a small part of SEO, but it’s still important for your website. They tell the search engines which pages to access and index on your website on which pages not to. Not only that, robots.txt files are great for keeping the search engines from accessing …

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New Crawl Stats Report Launched For Google Search Console

A new crawl stats report has been launched by Google for Search Console. The company says that this new report will be easier for Search Console users to find issues with Google crawling. Here is what’s new: Total number of requests grouped by response code, crawled file type, crawl purpose, and Googlebot type. Detailed information …

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Bing’s Robot.txt Tester Will Help SEOs Identify Crawling Issues

Last week, Bing announced that it has added a robots.txt tester, which can be found in its Webmaster Tools. The tester can help SEOs highlight issues that could stop Bing from optimal crawling. As a webmaster, you can submit a URL to the tool in order to check the robots.txt file to see if it …

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GoogleBot Can Add Products To Shopping Carts

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, a Google crawler has been adding products to e-commerce site shopping carts. Apparently, there have been complaints by sellers about a serial cart abandoner named John Smith. But it turns out that the abandoner is actually a Google bot. A spokesperson from Google said that i …

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