Preferred Member from BG
joined:Aug 11, 2014
My practice over the last several months is to manually submit any new content change or content page I create for the website I work on. However I am unsure whether this is actually beneficial. Why you might ask? Below are my concerns.
1) Minor content tweaks within my end(or landing if you prefer) pages may result in Google thinking, I am trying to Game the board. Is there a ground for such assumption?
2) Most of my pages are seasonal, aka they have a expiration date set in the code and once the date is over (+ couple of days in order to squeeze the left over traffic) the automation of my Admin Panel shuts the Page down and creates a page for the next period. Think in terms of <event>+<year> type of pages I create. I then make a list for manual resubmission of these new pages and start implementing them in to WMT. The catch is that the content from the previous page is transferred to the new page with minor tweaks (dates and location more or less) and only after the event report comes out I create a new copy for that landing page. Do you think this might be considered as a bad practice by the Google Algoes? (it has not been thus far but I want to your take on it)
3) Recently I used the tool to force Googlebot to crawl my new mobile responsive code of the website. Is this something you do as well and can it be considered a malpractice?
4) Overall what is your take on this tool and do you think my actions with it can be abusive or am I just getting paranoid?
Thank you for your responses and comments in advance.