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Google has no way of knowing when you hit your own site with your own bot. Google can't see anything that happens on your server. Even if you use Google Analytics, your bot won't show up in it. Google Analytics relies on client side JavaScript to record hits. Most bots don't execute JavaScript. If your bot does execute JS, you should be able to ...


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Google doesn't care about your traffic. Even if you use Google Analytic, Google never uses that data for search engine ranking algorythm. Gary Illyes from Google says in a tweet We don't use anything from Google analytics in the "algo".


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There is not a process for any 3rd party to petition that Google make anything a rankings factor. Determining what is and what is not a rankings factor is private to Google. Keep in mind that there are over 200 ranking signals, very few of which do SEOs actually know about. Sometimes when website owners are very slow to implement "good" practices, ...


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The Knowledge Graph and Google My Business Profiles are Different Things Knowledge panels are boxes that display information about (named) entities e.g. people, places, organizations, things that exist in the Knowledge Graph. Knowledge panels for entities typically will include content obtained from a variety of different sources or domains. Ex: a knowledge ...


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Google won't know about traffic to your website unless the 'bot (or human user's web browser) does TWO things: Google Analytics asked you to install some Javascript on your web pages. The browser or bot must actually execute that Javascript code. The Javascript code will ask the browser to send an HTTP request to a Google website. The browser or bot must ...


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Google renders pages and waits for a while before taking a snapshot of the page. Last I checked you had about 5 seconds to render what Google would see. So I suspect this may not get indexed. You can test this with the url inspection tool or one of Google's testing tools which will show you the rendered html that they may use. Note that timings in the live ...


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I will add a contrarian opinion regarding whether or not Google uses GA for SEO purposes. I have had at least two experiences where negative bots hit my website that impacted rankings. Not enough to slow my traffic down, just create a high bounce rate. However, within just a couple of hours I saw a significant drop in all page positions in GSC (10 ...


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