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What is Google Crawling and Indexing? - justfun5656 - Oct 22, 2016

Hello Friends,

Please tell me what is Google crawling and indexing.


RE: What is Google Crawling and Indexing? - ali.rafami - Jan 29, 2018

What is Google Crawling?

Crawling basically means following a path.

In the SEO world, crawling means following your links and “crawling” around your website. When bots come to your website (any page), they follow other linked pages also on your website.

This is one reason why we create site maps, as they contain all of the links in our blog and Google’s bots can use them to look deeply into a website.

The way we stop crawling certain parts of our site is by using the Robots.txt file.

What is Google Indexing?

In layman’s terms, indexing is the process of adding webpages into Google search.

Depending upon which meta tag you used (index or NO-index), Google will crawl and index your pages. A no-index tag means that that page will not be added into the web search’s index.