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Spidering Slow Down
Daily spidering now only weekly

 7:52 am on Jul 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

Dear All,

My website home page was being crawled on daily basis earlier.. but now it takes at least 7 days.. Can any one let me know that what reason should behind that?




 9:43 pm on Jul 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

How often does its content change? How much search traffic does it get?


 8:49 am on Jul 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

The reasons can be multiple and most are perfectly logical. If you are not updating your home page on a daily basis - why should a spider waste bandwidth checking on a daily basis?

Most SE spiders are looking for new content on pages that are frequently changed or seeking links to new pages that have been created. So, as is usual for static home pages, crawl frequency can be reduced as there is likely to be nothing new (or of critical importance) to add to the SE database.


 1:19 pm on Aug 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Content changes on my website on daily basis, and its getting arround 1000 visitors every day.


 8:10 pm on Aug 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Content changes on my website

Not on your website as a whole. On the specific, individual pages that are being crawled. Are changes visible on the front page?


 10:05 pm on Aug 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

There's a side benefit with the "static" or "evergreen" pages in reduction of bot activity, but the SITE itself should show new content/pages on a routine basis to keep the bots coming back. The home page should show change...

How long has the site been up, and what time period has elapsed before the bots slowed down?


 7:09 am on Aug 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

To Lucy - yes all the fresh content are visible on home page.

To Tangor - The changes are being shown on home page on daily basis...

The site is up since 2006, Elapsed from almost 1.5 month


 7:48 am on Aug 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

If you get hit by panda or penguin, spider slows down also.

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