Monday, April 13, 2009

Google Crawlers - Is it Random or Scheduled?

No one knows the exact split second that a Google crawler visits a webpage or website. While for some, they have the clue using analytics data and metrics, still no one can conclude if that visit occurred exactly the time they though it did.

The same data tells of other analytics metrics and for this reason we couldn't have the exact analysis of out site details with respect to optimization of campaign results. All we will ever have are rough estimates or at least the closest possible data with which we can base all out outputs and the result of our inputs as well.

I am taking today for example, the fact that I am under an experiment on analysis of data as to what time or when exactly Google crawlers visit a webpage. What factors will trigger these visits for Google to be able to make their updates on their index.

The experiment that I am talking about is the soon to end Tnomeralc Web Designt Toys keyword. I have a lot of weird assumptions as to how Google sees the links pointing to a website for the simple fact that when I changed my Title tag of the home page of a blog, Google immediately sees it upon an update post.

But what happens today as I take a look at the results of the updated index, I saw my page ranking higher thant it used to knowing that I did not do anything to promote that page targeted to the keyword Tnomeralc Web Design Toys.

I saw that when I ranked #2 today from more than a week at # 4, that my title tag was the old one that I used in the home page. How come that Google allowed me to be on top # 2 slot without doing much on link building and all the while ranking that page higher 2 slots than its 1 week original position? Does that mean that Google somehow sees the links even if they are not part of the home page where it can be found.

Does this mean that Google allows constantly updated pages to help push a webpage further up even when the link is already deep? What now? Old title tag back as indexed but higher rankings could only mean one thing - old links do matter a lot in ranking a webpage higher in the results pages.

This for me also means that the more a page is updated with new content, the higher chances that the links to which that page can be found may harness the effects of a delayed upsurge of link therefore making Google see the old version of the webpage while ranking it a little bit higher than it used to.


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