Googlebot is the bot software that Google uses to crawl over 20 billion pages each day, the data obtained during a crawl is then analyzed and ranked on Google Search.

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Sudden decrease in number of pages indexed in Google [duplicate]

One week ago, I updated the sitemap and pinged Google and other search engines to alert them to the change. However, the site now has lost like around 50 indexed pages (yes the site is my personal ...
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Disabling Single Event and 301 Redirect [duplicate]

Is it bad practice to have a 301 redirect for an event that has been disabled or deleted from a system to the list view? or should a 404 page? I dont want Google to ban me or anything.
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How do services that make subsites (ie. new subdomains) get those sites indexed by Google and other search enginex? [duplicate]

Services like tumblr, github pages, quora blogs, etc. make new subdomains when a user signs up or makes a site. So the subdomains are like: blogname.tumblr.com , pagename.github.io, ...
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In addition to Google's First Click Free, should you whitelist search engine bots past a paywall?

Our site has subscription-only pages - non-subscribed visitors see a snippet preview. As per Google's FCF requirements, your first 5 hits to a subscriber-only pages with .google. as the referrer, you ...
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What effects that new content shows on Google right away? [duplicate]

When I post a question or content on some websites (for example StackOverFlow is a great example) and then when I search on Google for same content, I can see my question/content on search results in ...
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SEO: backlinks from the same IP [duplicate]

I searched on Google, and here, and I haven't found an answer. Does Google consider inlinks from different sites, hosted on the same IP server? I have five different sites on the same server (same ...
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How long does it take for Google to remove page from index? Or, why aren't these pages excluded?

A set of pages are marked as noindex and nofollow, both in robots.txt and with X-Robots-Tag: noindex, nofollow When checking with Google Webmaster Tools, the pages are reported as "Denied by ...
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Strange Google crawler 404s on Magento store involving “image” and “id” in URL

We're hit with over 10,000 404s on Google Webmaster all of a sudden. We've been getting them a few now and then, but not even close to this magnitude. Upon examining the items in this list of errors, ...
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Mobile site redirection and Google crawlers

I have a HTML website where users can select a product (going through categories/subcategories) and then when they choose the product they can customize it in a Flash application. I would like to ...
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How to find first cached date and time of a website?

I found some of my webpage contents has been copied in other website. I need to check the cache date and time of both pages so that i can compare and guess which page is original and which one is ...
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Fetch as Googlebot works but Submit to Index does not for AJAX urls

First I fetch as googlebot, then I am prompted to Submit to Index. This I want to do, but the tool just re-prompts me. This does not happen when I am just submitting a standard url. For those urls I ...
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GWT: reporting crawling errors for non existing links

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting crawl errors for links that never existed, and if i check the "Linked from" tab for a given error link, it shows another that never existed. They all mention ...
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How do I get Google to crawl my content when it's only displayed when you fill in a form?

I have a webpage. It has a form and the "results" section is blank. When the user searches for items, and a list that pops up, he/she chooses one option from list and then the corresponding results ...
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Is this Anti-Scraping technique viable with Crawl-Delay? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do spambots work? I want to prevent web scrapers from abusing 1,000,000 on my website. I'd like to do this by returning a "503 Service Unavailable" error code for ...
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How do I prevent duplicate indexing by Googlebot-Mobile?

I have only one version of my web-site, and it is optimised for both the desktop and the smartphone. I've noticed that Google crawls each page exactly twice: once with Googlebot/2.1, and again with ...
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Does Google bot crawl unused tags?

If a website a called foo.com has the following css, #LinkBuilder{ background:url("www.LoremEpsum.com"); } and the css id LinkBuilder is actually not getting used anywhere in the html of foo.com, ...