Search engines depend on search robots or crawlers to find and collect all the information on the web they present in the search results. These robots however have a limited capacity and therefore simply cannot find all the available information on the web all the time. Especially for large content websites it can be a difficult task to get the most important and latest content in the index of search engines. You want to influence the way robots crawl your website to focus on the most important content. But how should you do this?
Crawling the web
First of all you need to know how search robots crawl the web. Google’s crawl process begins with a list of web page URLs, generated from previous crawl processes. From here they start indexing and following links on these web pages. (more…)