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15+ Tips To Increase Your Website Crawl Rate Easily

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Google Crawl Rate is nothing but the frequency with which Googlebot visits your site and it can vary from hours to weeks. If your website’s crawl rate is good, then it obviously means Google appeals to your site and they love your site. Below I mentioned 15 useful tips to increase your website crawl rate easily. Though I wrote this article with the word ‘websites’ in my mind, most of these tips apply only to WordPress blogs.

Google Crawl Rate

#1 – Increase Pagerank : If your pages are ranked well, then it may add some more points to your site. Get more backlinks to your website. How to get solid backlinks? Do Guest Blogging, Comment, and use directories. Check Recommended Useful Resources below.

#2 – Faster & Smaller Pages : Reduce your page size. Remove unwanted widgets.

#3 – Server with Good Uptime : Host your blog on a reliable server with good uptime. You don’t want Googlebots to visit your blog during downtime right?

#4 – Fresh Content : Believe me or not, search engines love fresh content. If it is new and healthy (SEO friendly), then your chances are high.

#5 – Avoid Duplication : And yes, search engines hate Plagiarism. They may ban your site and reduce your search engine ranking. New Google Algorithm is very strict on this.

#6 – Update Regularly : Update your blog with new content regularly. The more you update your blog the more often Search Engines will send their crawlers to your blog to index it.

#7 – Use Sitemaps : Almost every blog has a sitemap, if your blog doesn’t have one, you are a loser! Kindly use Google XML Sitemaps WordPress plugin to create a special sitemap which helps search engines.

#8 – Adjust Crawl Speed : If you have Google Webmasters Tools account, then you can easily increase Google crawl rate through it. If you have created Webmasters account recently, you may not see this option. This only applies to sites that have been running for some time only.

#9 – Use All In One SEO Plugin : Using this plugin you can easily add SEO stuffs to your blog. Try All In One SEO plugin. You can also check Greg’s High Performance SEO.

#10 – Unique Title & Meta Tags : Use relevant and unique title for your blog posts. Make use you have also used Meta tags.

#11 – Monitor Google Crawl Rate : You can monitor Google Crawl rate using Google Webmaster Tools. You can access crawl stats through it.

#12 – Interlink Websites Pages : Recommended to interlink your website pages and it will also help you to achieve effective PageRank. You can also use WordPress plugin Automatic SEO links, just choose a word and a URL and this plugin will replace all matches in the posts of your blog.

#13- Improve Loading Speed : If your website loading speed is good, then the probability for getting poor crawl rate is low. Check the basic tips to improve loading speed. Google search engine rankings also considers loading speed of sites. Check Recommended Useful Resources below.

#14 – Correct Header Response : Make sure your server returns the correct header response.

#15 – Submit your URL (if you haven’t) : Basic thing, if you haven’t submitted your blog URL to Google, do it now. You can also submit your URL to popular search engines.

#16 – Optimize Images on your Blog : If your blog post images are not properly optimized then they may also cause poor crawl rate. So it is recommended to optimize your images for search engines. Check Recommended Useful Resources below.

#17 – Avoid Black Hat SEO Techniques : Say no to Black Hat SEO Techniques, they are useful and will have only temporary effect on your effect. Some of the common Black Hat SEO Techniques are Keyword stuffing, Invisible text and doorway pages.

Have you got any other useful tip? Do share it in the comments below.


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    37 Comments

    • Rinkesh

      I always say content is the king. If you have great content, people will automatically link back to you and that will itself bring good amount of traffic to your site. BTW, nice tips.

    • Gem Franco

      In my opinion, making your site trustworthy and reliable, building high quality backlinks are the most efficient way to increase page rank. Build outbound links from your website to authority sites like Wikipedia. Just make sure that you are linking to post that is relevant to your niche/keyword. It tells Google that your are also contributing or supplying more information.

    • funwidmasti

      Hey can u tell me increasing crawl rate is good or bad, i mean what is the problem with default??

    • Rich

      It's a good tip.

      I will try to do like your advices. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mohd Rohaizad

      I agree with your 15 tips to increase website crawl rate, I like it and recommended to newbies especially that want to start blogging. Great post! Thanks dude.

    • Andrew Williams

      As a newbie, this is important and very useful information. So thanks for giving that out. I have only recently realized how important it is to make each post stand out for the search engines.

    • Praveen

      First point was really true. After getting PR3 for site, my posts started to appear in google search result within 10mins after I publish it ๐Ÿ˜€

    • aswin

      I am following many of your suggestions and applying to my blog,

      Thanks

    • Techvista

      Good tips Pradeep! i think updating blog regularly help a lot in increasing crawl rate.

    • Steve

      Seems as though Google recommends allowing them to determine the crawl rate of your sites. If they are crawled more often is the advantage that you content will be visible quicker than usual?

    • Sandeep Singh

      I was really facing crawl problems because of my HOST too ! I think adjusting crawl rate in Webmaster is a good option to do if you know the prob

    • Tony

      With just PR3, I got my articles indexed by Google in minute.

    • C Henry SEO Moz

      Once I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now every time a remark is added I get 4 emails with the same comment. Is there any way you possibly can remove me from that service? Thanks!

    • Raj

      Hello Pradeep,

      I have a question here. If you have google webmasters account. It already has the option of adjusting the crawl rate. I don’t understand the need of other options to increase the crawl rate. But I still like the resources you mentioned like the “6 Best PageRank 6 Blogs To Write Guest Posts” etc.

      Thanks,
      Raj.

      • S.Pradeep Kumar

        That was a good question mate, crawl rate mostly depends on server’s capabilities. This range may vary from one site to another and across time based on several factors. Setting the crawl rate to a lower-than-default value may affect the coverage and freshness of your site in Google’s search results. However, setting it to higher value than the default won’t improve your coverage or ranking. If you do set a custom crawl rate, the new rate will be in effect for 90 days after which it resets to Google’s recommended value.

    • Kavya Hari

      Yeah, i gathered so many valuable points about increase page rank and it’s would be helpful for the blogger. Thanks a lot for written your ideas on here, Pradeep.

    • Ajay

      Increase Pagerank… Thats easy to state and difficult to follow… Its definitely not something that happens overnight… it requires consistent efforts and hard work…

    • shyam jos

      i dont no before , that we cant adjust google crawl rate manually . hmm goin to try it !
      thanks for the great tips

    • rijans

      Increasing website traffic is a big facet. NO blogger cannot go without getting traffic.

    • Anoop Sudhakaran

      Very much useful tips!! I will have to do more research on Header Response thinggy! Never heard of it before! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Edwin

      Thanks for the awesome tips Pradeep

    • Rohit Batra @ IpodTouch4G

      Really genuine tips Pradeep…the Google Sitemap plugin is really a life saver for many people as it does all on its own..

    • Swamykant

      Regular updates and good sitemap ( both for spiders and humans) is simple mantra. Nice post,

      Thanks!

    • Priya @ Goa Carnival

      These are really useful tips, But I think adding XML sitemap really helps a lot and everyone should do this to increase the crawlers visits to their sites.

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    • Richa

      Thanks for such a nice bunch of tips…

    • vismay @ techtalks

      Thanks for the great tips. To be honest did not know the power of Webmaster tools. Now I will use it effectively ๐Ÿ™‚

    • rijans

      Some times I see that my new posts are quickly indexing and sometimes not. Now I realized the issues.

    • Jasmine

      Good tips. That reminds me that I have yet to submit a good guest post for HBB this month. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ayush Chand

      Thanks Pradeep! Pinging is also a way to get your blog indexed fast!

    • Jason@Make Beats

      Great tips for increasing a website's crawl rate easily. I think your last tip to avoid black hat SEO techniques is the most important one because even though you want to improve your site's crawl rate, you want to make sure you do it the right away or risk your site being de-indexed. Thanks for sharing your advice.

    • Ben

      Great tips! I always like to check Google Webmaster tools at least 2 -3 times per week to make sure my crawl rate is still strong. I will look into optimizing images too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Dana

      Thanks for these bunch of tips. It will surely complete my blogging strategies. So far, my strategies are simple — posting regularly with unique contents.

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