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Google May One Day Crawl From Outside The U.S.



Google May One Day Crawl From Outside The U.S.


The other day I reported again how blocking US based users would require you to also block Googlebot, Google’s crawler. And that would be devastating to a site’s search rankings in Google. But John Mueller of Google said it is not out of the question that Google one day may decide to crawl from outside of the US.

John said as a follow up on Twitter “I could see this [where Google crawls from] expanding over time if we see a broader need.” He did add that he would be sad if this had to happen because “it would mean the web is growing in isolated bubbles, rather than being “world-wide”.” But he understands that “what we’d like to see is sometimes not what we get,” so it one day may be inevitable.

Here are those tweets:

Now, Google previously said that it did not find any benefit to crawling from outside of the US back in 2017. There are however times Google will crawl from a specific region but it is rare.

I don’t know if Google will ever crawl from outside of the US regularly but never say never with Google.


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Daily Search Forum Recap: September 30, 2022



Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.

Google is testing “more like this” star feature, the things to know box on the right side and the product panels with shaded backgrounds. Google said sometimes a brand becomes so popular it will rank above the general meaning of the word in Google Search. Page speed issues won’t lead to your site being removed from Google. I also posted my weekly SEO video recap – with a cold and cough.

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