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Page crawling is the basic process in search engine algorithms, its first stage, which is the primary or repeated viewing of an html-document by Googlebot. This process is performed before the page is indexed and ranked.

Crawling a new page of the site is preceded by its "detection". Detection occurs through several methods, namely:

You can control page crawling by setting it in the robots.txt file using the "Disallow" directory.

Only after the page has been crawled is it possible to index and rank it. These are related but completely different concepts.

Initially, this term was associated with a search crawler - Googlebot, but later many other tools, such as Ahrefs, appeared with their own crawler bots.


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