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So I started checking previous monthly data for the past year to see if Googlebot ever skipped my site for an entire month before. It's never happened. Normally I average 10 - 15 visits per day in a month. Concern would be an understatement.
1. Has anyone here ever had this happen to them?
2. If it has happened to you, what was the eventual effect? Nothing? Banned? Normal activity the next month?
3. Has anyone noticed lower than normal visits to their site by Googlebot this month?
Thanks for any info.
Is it possible your stats package is not configured to pick up all these new Google crawlers when they visit? I know mine wasn't.
I've seen the numerous "dropped from the index" episodes over the years first hand and have learned that sometimes oddities happen and that they usually get worked out within a few weeks.
"Is it possible your stats package is not configured to pick up all these new Google crawlers when they visit?"
Yes, that is possible. It could also be that they are listed and I just don't know what they are.
My stats package doesn't have a specific "bots" category. I know when Googlebot visits because googlebot.com is in my visitor domains list. Does anyone know what domains the other bots might be using?