I have a new website with 140k pages, according to my sitemaps.
After submission of my sitemap index to Google, the Googlebot has started crawling the site a couple of hours ago, and at a steady pace, but it's doing so too slowly: roughly one request per minute.
At such rate, it'll take 100 days for the site to be indexed! Is there a way to increase the rate? Why does all Google documentation suggest that they don't recommend changing the crawl rate, and that changing the crawl rate will only make the crawling slower?