Googlebot

Googlebot is the search bot software used by Google, which collects documents from the web to build a searchable index for the Google Search engine.If a webmaster wishes to restrict the information on their site available to a Googlebot, or another well-behaved spider, they can do so with the appropriate directives in a robots.txt file, or by adding the meta tag to the web page. Googlebot requests to Web servers are identifiable by a user-agent string containing "Googlebot" and a host address containing "googlebot.com".Currently, Googlebot follows HREF links and SRC links. There is increasing evidence Googlebot can execute JavaScript and parse content generated by Ajax calls as well.
Posts about Googlebot
  • What You Need to Make Your Blog Mobile-Friendly

    … was positive. This service will also tells you how Googlebot sees the page tested. This is how TOKYOezine homepage looks from a visit on smart phone: If the result of the test with your website was positive, then congratulations! But if you still need to improve your blog to make it mobile, then you should read the following suggestions. How…

    Erik Emanuelli/ NoPassiveIncome.com- 23 readers -
  • How To Get Google To Show Your Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Accounts In Its Knowledge Graph

    … Beck is Third Door Media's Social Media Reporter, covering the latest news for Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. He spent 24 years with the Los Angeles Times, serving as social media and reader engagement editor from 2010-2014. A graduate of UC Irvine and the University of Missouri journalism school, Beck started started his career at the Times as a sportswriter and copy editor. Follow Martin on Twitter (@MartinBeck), Facebook and/or Google+. (Some images used under license from Shutterstock.com.)…

    Martin Beck/ Marketing Landin Social Google How To's- 21 readers -
  • Chilling Effects Blocks Search Engines from Indexing Entire Site

    … of people whose information appears in the database.” It is surprising that Chilling Effects has blocked the entire domain, rather than simply blocking the notices themselves from being indexed. Some pages are technically indexed however. Just how Google will index pages despite a site blocking Googlebot, Google has now included pages in the index…

    Jennifer Slegg/ The SEM Postin Google- 11 readers -
  • Advanced SEO for JavaScript Sites: Snapshot Pages

    … – still a fairly widespread browser. Potential Issues With Prerendering There are a couple of things to look out for if you decide to go with prerendering: Bot detection. Make sure you are serving to all the bots, not just Googlebot (i.e. Bingbot, et al). Snapshot timing. Consider the fact that your JavaScript elements may take a while to process via…

    Andrew Delamarter/ Search Engine Watchin SEO- 4 readers -
  • 2015 Planning: What Does Your SEO Strategy Look Like Next Year?

    … site should be technically structured. There are great guides out there, but to touch the highpoints if you’re not using responsive design: Do not block Googlebot from your mobile site On your desktop URLs, add rel=alternate pointing to corresponding mobile URLs On mobile URLs, add rel=canonical pointing to corresponding desktop URLs Create a mobile…

    Erin Everhart/ Search Engine Watchin SEO- 6 readers -
  • Responsive Design Improves SEO

    This post is a guest post by Andrew Dysart, a Web Developer at Vanamco AG. Vanamco is a design and development firm located in Zürich, Switzerland. There has been a lot of talk about SEO and the increase of web searches via mobile devices and tablets. So far, responsive design has been acknowledged as an answer to user experience, by automatically formatting a website depend ...

    SEO Nick- 30 readers -
  • Site Audit: Indexing Tips & Tricks with Screaming Frog [VIDEO]

    … and type in /robots.txt. Not sure what a robots.txt file is? “A robots.txt file is a text file that stops web crawler software, such as Googlebot, from crawling certain pages of your site. The file is essentially a list of commands, such Allow and Disallow, that tell web crawlers which URLs they can or cannot retrieve. So, if a URL is disallowed…

    Tori Cushing/ AuthorityLabs- 32 readers -
  • Optimising Demandware for SEO

    …. Faceted Navigation The faceted navigation on many Demandware sites is one of the main causes of poor crawl performance. Each search filter adds another parameter to the URL, creating a ‘new’ near-duplicate URL. Given the way that the parameters can be stacked, Googlebot may crawl an extremely high number of duplicate URLs if not supervised…

    Sophie Webb/ SEOgadgetin SEO EMail- 41 readers -
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