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Google Crawling Reduced 50% Since June

7:42 pm on Sep 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

google was crawling hundreds of thousands of pages till mid june, but since mid june it has reduced the crawling by almost half... has anyone also has witnessed a similar trend?

furthermore please share your trend about how google has been hitting you for last 3-4 months so that we can come to a conclusion about a universal shift in pattern

thank you
7:55 pm on Sep 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I rarely see their indexing spider anymore. Yet, I'm not seeing a decline in the number of visitors to my sites. I'm not quite sure what to make of it.
8:09 pm on Sep 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The sites I work with have been showing a changed crawling pattern since June, but it's not really a reduced crawl. On average more pages are being spidered over any extended period, but the whole pattern contains more spikes - occurring on about a 7-8 day cycle,
9:58 pm on Sep 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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one of my bigger sites used to get hit about once a week for >100k pgs, then about 10k on the other days - since june a very different pattern, about 20-30k per day - so, about the same total # pgs per week for me.

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