Daily evening I sync the localhost copy of website to the production one. Yesterday I could not do it and I did so today at 10:00 am.

Common sense says that Googlebot should be crawling the site when it is most idle which is during night in that country.

So I want to know what is the actual time it does so. Moreover I don't think Google has disclosed this. I've googled for this .. but found nothing.

  • Around the clock. With the whole world and many timezones, common sense says that it's a continuous operation open to any server resource Google has available. If you want to control when on your server, sign up for Google Webmaster tools. Jun 8, 2013 at 18:57
  • you can only slow down crawl rate but not choose time for it. I once saw my site choking at night by heavy crawl requests from Google & Bing
    – AgA
    Jun 9, 2013 at 9:12

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Any time it wants. Could be anytime of the day or night depending on the particular bot crawler and the method/approach it takes to visit your site.

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