Quick Notes on Crawler_Googlebot_robots, Feedfetcher and Meta tags
Quick points and a handy Notes to manage Google SEO best practices with Crawler, Googlebot, robots, Feedfetcher, and Meta tags,
- "Crawler" is a universal term for any robotic program used to automatically discover and scan websites by following links from one webpage to another.
- "Googlebot" is Google's web crawling bot it is also called a "spider". IT is nothing but a very well written and advanced program by Google.
- Crawling is the process by which Googlebot discovers new and updated pages to be added to the Google index.
- Googlebot uses an algorithmic process to determine which sites to crawl, how often, and how many pages to fetch from each site.
- Crawlers usually are located near to the sites they're indexing in the network.
- Crawling rates depend on multiple factors, If you see Crawling is more frequent you can request a change in crawl rate with Google.
- We can prevent Googlebot from crawling content on your site with many options as per Google's documentation.
- Verify in regular intervals if web crawler accessing your server really is Googlebot.
- Googlebot identifies itself with a user-agent string, but this can be spoofed; the best way to identify accesses by Googlebot is to use a reverse DNS lookup.
- If you find information in Google's search results as spam, paid links, or malware, Please report to Google.
- Google grabs RSS or Atom feeds for Google Play Newsstand and PubSubHubbub using Feedfetcher. Feedfetcher collects and periodically refreshes these user-initiated feeds, but does not index them in Blog.
- There are many Google crawlers we may see in referrer logs, and how they should be specified in robots.txt, the robots meta tags, and the X-Robots-Tag HTTP directives. (More Read on Common Google crawlers).
- The robots.txt file is how search engine crawlers crawl pages or files the crawler can or can't request from your site.
- Meta tags are the best way for a webmaster to provide search engines with relevant information about sites and Contents.
I will try to enhance this article at frequent intervals when I learn something new about this topic.