Fetch as Google

Fetch as Google

Fetch as Google was a feature within Google Webmaster Tools that allowed website owners to see how Googlebot was encountering their pages and what the rendered version of their pages looked like. However, Google retired this in 2018 and released the URL Inspection tool within Google Search Console in its place. To test our pages this way, […]

DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is a search engine that allows users to browse the internet without companies being able to collect their personal data. DuckDuckGo protects users’ privacy while they search and is increasingly becoming one of Google’s most formidable competitors. If data privacy is a significant concern for you, then DuckDuckGo may be your preferred search engine. […]

Crawl errors

Crawl errors

A Crawl error can occur when a search engine tries to reach a page on your website but fails. You can find the reasons for these issues within Google Search Console. The term “crawl error” typically refers to the legacy version of GSC, which has since been updated to clarify the information. We can now […]

Crawling

Crawling

Crawling is the process of discovery during which search engines send out a team of bots (also known as crawlers or spiders) intending to find new and updated content. What this content is can vary; for example, this could be a webpage, an image, a video, a PDF, etc. — but either way, content is […]

Core updates

Core updates

A core update is when Google implements significant and often broad changes to its search engine algorithm. While there are some exceptions, these updates generally seek to improve the search experience for users by attempting to provide more relevant, valuable, and trustworthy content. Most of these updates are pretty harmless and may go unnoticed by […]

Bot

Bot

A bot is an automated piece of software that systematically works its way through the internet to collect information about websites. They are also known as spiders or web crawlers and are used by search engines to crawl pages they find online that can then be added to the search engine’s database, ready for indexing. […]

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