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December 11, 2008

Google – Shock & Awe

Normally, although I enjoy writing, I don’t have the time. Yesterday, I made the time and posted 2 entries to this blog. The posts were made a few hours apart. I’d barely finished posting the first when I received a Google Alert that it had been added to the Google index. I chalked that off to coincidental timing – Googlebot just happened to be crawling SPN shortly after the post. A few hours later I made the second post. Within 10 minutes, I received a Google Alert that this entry had been indexed as well.

Impressive. But, the question that comes to mind is this: Does Google crawl certain sites a set number of times per day or does Google monitor sites somehow so that changes to sites trigger a recrawl? Thoughts, anyone?

One Response to “Google – Shock & Awe

    As I understand it, Googlebot is just programmed to visit sites more frequently if they have a history of updating content on a regular basis. Check the logs and you’ll likely see that googlebot crawled your site on many other occasions that day, not just a few minutes after your two posts were made.

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