02 Apr '18, 5pm

Google Fools SEOs With Fake Recrawl Feature in Search Console by @MattGSouthern

Google Fools SEOs With Fake Recrawl Feature in Search Console by @MattGSouthern

Don’t be fooled by Google’s clever April Fools’ joke, disguised as a new Search Console feature. Over the weekend Google announced on Twitter that a new “Recrawl” button had been added to Search Console. Technically, that was true. However, if you were to actually test the button, you’d quickly find out Google just punked the SEO community. For normal crawling and indexing, just use a sitemap file. To submit individual URLs, use Fetch as Google. But if you just want to click "↻ recrawl," we're never gonna let you down. ➡️ https://t.co/uoaCWUIrap ⬅️ pic.twitter.com/OyyDZJ5z8V — Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) March 31, 2018 Google even left a clue in its tweet saying “we’re never gonna let you down.” Those are lyrics from Rick Astley’s song Never Gonna Give You Up. That’s exactly where you’d end up if you clicked the “Recrawl” button— watching the YouTube video of Astley’s s...

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