Brace yourself: The benefit and shock of analyzing Googlebot crawl spikes via log files [Case Study]

by Glenn Gabe
I recently started helping a site that was negatively impacted by the May 17 algorithm update. The site had been surfing the gray area of quality for a long time, surging with some quality updates, and sometimes dropping. So I started digging in via a crawl analysis and audit of the site. Once I started analyzing the site, I noticed several strange spikes in pages crawled in ...Read the full article

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