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 "".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.
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  • 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/ 23 readers -
  • Chilling Effects Blocks Search Engines from Indexing Entire Site

    …, but with the “A description for this result is not available because of this site’s robots.txt – learn more” as the description for each page. In all, 1.5 million pages are indexed with that description. Users can still go directly to the Chilling Effects website to search for notices however, they just can’t use Google or other search engines to find them. …

    Jennifer Slegg/ The SEM Postin Google- 14 readers -
  • Advanced SEO for JavaScript Sites: Snapshot Pages

    … to address parts or all of the prerendering approach. Several that I am familiar with include: runs a service that works with PhantomJS to host and serve snapshot pages. They take away the headache of running your own prerender server. They are reasonably priced based on the number of pages hosted and the frequency…

    Andrew Delamarter/ Search Engine Watchin SEO- 4 readers -
  • New Negative SEO Hurts Google Rankings… Without Using Backlinks

    … of attacks? Definitely make sure your site is as lean and bloat free as possible. Keep track of server load times, and being sure to check during all hours, not just traditional “business hours” since the attack he highlighted only hit in the middle of the night. Make sure the site is linked to Google webmaster tools, as they have a lot of data…

    Jennifer Slegg/ The SEM Postin SEO Google- 11 readers -
  • 2015 Planning: What Does Your SEO Strategy Look Like Next Year?

    … XML sitemap and note it in both your mobile and desktop robots.txt file Mirror your mobile URLs after your desktop URLs Triple-Checking Your Redirects If you work on large site where URLs have a tendency to change frequently, it’s probably not a bad idea to start the New Year by reviewing your redirect file. Has any redirected changed? Are any…

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

    … above, this site audit checklist is a dreamboat. Annie Cushing gave it to the marketing industry as a gift and there are about 10 viewers on it at any given time. Craziness. Yo’ Checklist I grabbed a few check list items to walk-through and take the intimidation out of them. I compared a few different sites: Modcloth, Adored Vintage…

    Tori Cushing/ AuthorityLabs- 37 readers -
  • Optimising Demandware for SEO

    … disallowing both pmin and pmax in robots.txt is recommended. Disallow: /*pmin Disallow: /*pmax Prefn and Prefv1 “prefn” and “prefv” parameters control the majority of the faceted navigation on Sally Beauty. For example if I am on the “eye makeup” page, and select one of the filters, e.g brand (andrea), then I am presented with a prefn/v related URL…

    Sophie Webb/ SEOgadgetin SEO EMail- 42 readers -
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