2019 Week 20 SEO News Recap

Google: Crawl Budgets & Delays Not About Page Size

There was a question asked about crawl budget at a recent Google office hours and if a page the size of 10mb can reduce crawl budget compared to a page only 400kb. All the Googlers shook their heads no. What does matter is the number of requests your server can handle. If Google detects that your server is slowing down in terms of the number of requests, Google will back off a bit to make sure GoogleBot isn’t the reason your server crashes. But page size really isn’t a direct factor to Google slowing down the crawl of your web site.

Google says image search referrals will not get new source URL (but forgets to tell us)

About 10-months ago, Google told publishers, site owners and tool providers to prepare for a change in how Google Image search will be sending their referral URLs. Instead of Google Image search traffic coming from www.google.com, they wanted to change it to help webmasters understand their image search traffic. So Google said in the upcoming months the referral URL will change to images.google.com so your analytics tools can track it better. That ain’t happening anymore.

Google Shares Top 3 SEO Factors

Google’s SEO Myth Busters episode #1 recently debuted. Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, Martin Splitt, answered what the top 3 SEO factors are to focus on. Google selects relevant pages based on: content, meta data, and performance. Martin emphasized the need to identify the purpose

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