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Google utilizes two types of crawling methods when it goes through webpages — one to discover new content and one to refresh existing content.
This is explained by Google’s Search Advocate John Mueller during the Google Search Central SEO office-hours hangout recorded on January 7.
An SEO professional named Swyamdipta Chakraborty joins the livestream to ask Mueller a series of questions, one of which has to do with how often Googlebot crawls his site.
He notes that Googlebot used to crawl his site daily when he published more regularly, but doesn’t crawl as much when fewer articles are published.
Perhaps out of concern that a reduction in crawl frequency is a bad sign, he asks Mueller if this is normal.
Mueller assures him this is fine, and goes on to explain the two types of crawling Googlebot engages in.
Learn more about how Google crawls websites in the section below.
Two Types Of Googlebot Crawling
You can find out how often Googlebot crawls your site via a report in Search Console, and there may be periods when your site is crawled more than others.
When questioned about the report, Mueller confirms the fluctuations are normal and discusses the two...
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