How deep does Google crawl? The maximum recommended depth for your links.

22 Mar

Does this happen to you? You check Google’s index and find out the some if not most of your pages are no in it. But how could this be? Your site is 2, 3 or 5 years old. You work hard on your seo make sure you have quality links, but still some of the pages are not in the index.

Most people don’t know that Google’s crawler goes two to three links deep. What does this mean? If you have a category and a sub category that’s about as deep as Google will crawl. If you have any pages that are deeper than that they are not likely to be crawled. Not sure how deep a page is? Check the breadcrumbs. If you see a page leading back three or more pages it’s too deep.

How can you fix this problem?

You need to flatten the site. Make it one level deep. To do this all you need to add is an HTML site map. And make sure it’s on your homepage. The HTML site map will create a direct link from the homepage to all the pages on the site. By doing that you site will be more accessible to the crawler because it’s only one level deep.

Make sure to pay attention to the small details the big ones take care of themselves. A always thank you for reading. If you like this post share it with you friends. I’m also adding a new post every three days, see you then.

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Posted by on March 22, 2015 in onsite seo, site structure


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