Monday, 10 September 2012

Ways To Increase Your Blog's Crawl Rate In Google

Google Spider
One of the biggest deterrent factors over the pace at which your SEO campaign can move ahead, is how fast the changes carried out over your website are indexed. This is usually true while working with websites which are seen with some established rankings and to which you may want to carry out some small changes at times.

If your website is not getting crawled once at several weeks' time, it can really hamper the process. Fortunately, you can carry out several things to boost your site crawl rate and in return, reap positive effects of the crawl along with good rankings. Google crawl rate is all about frequency with which the Google robot visits your site or blog. The following are some of the tips to increase your blog's crawl rate in Google.

Update your blog on frequent basis

The search engine crawlers simply love the blogs which carry updated blogs. This renders the search engine crawlers something new and fresh over your blog every time the bots enter your blog in the crawling process. In order to boost the crawl speed, you are supposed to update your blog on a daily basis. You can even think of adding some RSS Feed widget, Facebook widget, Twitter comment widget, and Google group widget. This will help you in increasing the crawl speed.

Boost your Pagerank

Links play a good role in increasing the rankings along with boosting your Pagerank of your site or blog. Most of the search engine crawl patterns are directed by Pagerank with high amount of PR pages usually when it crawls on a regular basis. However, at the same time you need to do a couple of other things rather than merely building up links to increase your PR.

Optimize the load time

The crawlers simply work on a budget. If they consume too much of their time crawling inside big size images or your Java scripts, they will not have sufficient time to visit other pages on your website. Hence it is recommended to avoid having big size scripts or images over your blogs which consumes more time to load. Put some small size images which can load instantly so that more amounts of web pages would be crawled in less time duration.

Add a sitemap

If you still encounter difficult time getting the search engine crawlers to find a couple of your web pages in smaller duration, you can certainly think of assisting the Google bots by adding up a sitemap in your blog or at the webmaster tools. Sitemap plays a key role in increasing the crawling speed of the search engine crawlers in your different blog posts.

Say no to duplicate content

All the major search engines simply love to hate plagiarism. They can penalize your blogs or website by banning your blog or site and even can bring down your search engine ranking. As per the new Google Algorithm updates, duplicate content over blogs and sites are considered as the most fatal errors in search results. If you have any duplicate content over your blog, it is always recommended to get rid of these and replace with some original and unique content.

Wrapping up

By implementing these tips, you could easily help in increasing your blog's crawl rate in Google. These changes would therefore help the crawlers to visit regularly and thus make your blog a favorite place by all the major search engines.

About The Author: Margaret Jules is an internet marketer and blogger. She loves travelling, meeting new people and writing.

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  1. Awesome post explaining everything anyone need to learn about indexing and crawling pages. I agree with the tips you've provided and in addition I'd like to warn people about the negative effects of too frequent crawling too! I found my hosting account blocked a number of times because there were too many crawlers on my site to eat up huge server resources. HostGator offered many suggestions and then limiting the crawlers frequency to keep hosting healthy. We should not forget that aspect when we're trying to increase crawl rate.

    1. Thank you Suresh for this valuable information. I totally agree that although having your site crawled frequently can be beneficial, it can also have an adverse effect if crawled too often in short periods. It's a case of finding that happy medium.

  2. Thanks Derek, good tips and idea....

    1. I'm happy that you liked the article. Thank you for taking the time to leave your valued comment.


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