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do spiders look at that?
fashezee




msg:403516
 8:26 pm on Jan 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Is how fresh you content a criteria when spidering occurs?

 

skirril




msg:403517
 8:49 pm on Jan 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think that depends,

On a site I co manage (that changes content pretty frequently, and has high traffic volume), I see spiders more often than on a lower-trafficked site (where content does not change that often).

I think the age of the content may well influence the ranking of the site, at least with the 'top5' search engines.

Skirril

jatar_k




msg:403518
 8:56 pm on Jan 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

this thread dealt with that very issue, specific to googlebot but more than likely applies to other bots as well.

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