18 Jan '12, 2pm

Google Slows Web Crawlers To Help Blackouts Sites

As you know, there are many sites going black to protest SOPA and PIPA. Google has already offered blackout SEO advice but they decided to take it one step further by slowing down their spiders today. Pierre Far from Google posted on his Google+ that Google is slowing down GoogleBot’s crawl activity to reduce the effect on their site’s search rankings, if they did not follow the Google SEO advice from yesterday. Pierre Far said: Hello webmasters! We realize many webmasters are concerned about the medium-term effects of today’s blackout. As a precaution, the crawl team at Google has configured Googlebot to crawl at a much lower rate for today only so that the Google results of websites participating in the blackout are less likely to be affected. Related Topics: Google: SEO | SEO: Blocking Spiders About The Author: Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns...

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