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What is google Bot and how does it work?

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What is Google Bot: Any web page (Blog / Website) cannot be indexed in Search Engine unless it has been crawled by Google robots. GoogleBot is the crawling index for worldwide websites called GoogleBot. In this article today, we will learn about what Googlebot is and how it works.

When it comes to Googlebot I see a cute, smart Wall-E robot, which is fast on a quest to find and sequence knowledge in all corners of the unknown world.

If you don’t know what is the Google bot, then you should read this article till the last. Also In which you can know the complete information of Google bot.

What is Google bot

Google bot is a web crawler software used by Google, which collects documents from the web to create a searchable index for Google search engines.

This is the generic name of google’s web crawler. This name actually uses to refer to two different types of web crawlers.

  • Desktop crawler
  • Mobile crawler

The Desktop crawler emulates a user on a computer, and a mobile crawler emulates a user on a mobile device.

Bot is a type of software, also known as Robot or spiders. Bot has been developed with the help of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Its main job is to index, Crawl all the details of any web page in the search engine.

Search Engines have different Bots, which Crawl Website in their respective Search Engine. Here we are going to tell you about Google’s Google Goalbot, the King of Search Engine.

Google has created different types of googles to index their different Crawl systems.

All GoogleBots have different functions. You must have seen, whenever you search by typing any keyword in Google, different Google Menus come in front of you.

Such as: – News, Images, Videos, Shopping, Map, Books, etc. Works of all these categories vary.

How does Google Bot work?

All search engines have a different Search Console, which we also know as Webmaster tools. Similarly, Google’s Search Console tool.

Whenever you make a page, post, or the entire website of your blog, Search Console Crawl, then GoogleBot Family comes in a group on your blog.

As we told before Google has made many types of Bots, which have different functions. When this Googlebot on your blog, he sees what information has been given on this blog.

For example, you requested to index your article in Google Search Console, then all GoogleBots come to your blog and see that in this post, besides text, Image, Audio, Videos, Books, Locations, News Content has given.

GoogleBot is copied the data from your blog and store it in your server. If full works of Googlebot are complete, Googlebot leaves your blog.

After doing all this, your blog post’s URL is indexed in Google Search Engine. Whenever a user comes to the search result through your Blog Post Keyword, Google shows your content in the search result according to your ranking.

What is the type of Google Bot?

Google has so far developed a lot of Bots that do many things for Google Search Result. Below you can see how the type of GoogleBot is and what all the Bots do.

1. Desktop Google Bot

Google’s Desktop Bot Crawl any Web Page as Desktop Version, so that any Result can show up in the Search Engine and enhance the User Experience. This bot only crawls web pages in Desktop.

2. Mobile GoogleBot

Internet is used more from Mobile Browser. Google’s Mobile Bot works to make any blog mobile-friendly so that the user can get help.

3. Image GoogleBot

Whenever you add an image to your blog post, Google’s Image Bot will copy your image and index it in Google Search Result and show the result to the user.

4. Videos GoogleBot

Basically, when YouTube Videos or Other Source Video Content is added to Blog Post, Google’s Video Bot Crawl it and shows it in Google Result as well as All Result.

5. News GoogleBot

If your blog is related to news and you have submitted your blog to Google News, then whenever the user wants to know about any kind of news and if his post is already published on your news blog then Google’s News Bots Your blog post shows in the result.

6. Adsense GoogleBot

Google’s Adsense Bot has the function of which type of content is in your blog in any particular post. Accordingly, it shows ads on Adsense Approve Blog.

7. Adword Google Bot

Adword is Google’s Ad Service, which together with Adsense, shows Ad on Blog. The work of Adword Bot is that the user who has visited this blog likes which type of result.

To say what the Query of the user is most of the time, through the same Query, the user shows the advertisement.

8. Book GoogleBot

If you have mentioned about a book in your blog post or have given its download link, then through this bot, Google User also shows the option of Book in Google Menu Result, where you can also show Result.

In a way, we have been confirmed that Google does its job with many types of Bots. In the coming time, GoogleBot will be further developed, so that the User Experience can be further enhanced.

What does GoogleBot take care of to do Page Crawl?

When you make your blog public and you want a search engine to crawl your page and which page is not, then you determine it yourself.

For this, you can use robots.txt file, through which we can control all types of robots. You can also control Googlebot with this.

GoogleBot scans the robots.txt file of that blog before Crawl any URL and determines what Permission I have got to Crawl.

Or else robots can be controlled using meta tags. In this, Bots sees Add Meta tag <meta name = “Googlebot” content = “nofollow” /> on your blog.

How to block Google Bot

If you want GoogleBot not to crawl some private pages on your blog in Search Engine, then you can block it through robots.txt. So that Bot will not be able to index those pages.

The example of which is given in the code below,

User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Disallow: /recommends/ (Affiliate links are disallowed)
Disallow: /comments/feed/
Disallow: /trackback/
Disallow: /index.php
Disallow: /xmlrpc.php
User-agent: NinjaBot
Allow: /
User-agent: Mediapartners-Google*
Allow: /
User-agent-Googlebot-Image
Allow: /wp-content/uploads (Only we are allowing some specific folders for image indexing)
User-agent: Adsbot-Google
Allow: /
User-agent: Googlebot-Mobile
Allow: /

Note: – If you want to disallow bots from crawling on your blog, then do this in your robots.txt file, User-Agent: * and Disallow:.

For more information on blocking search engine bots, read these articles, How to block bad bots for website security?

So you saw how GoogleBot Crawl your blog in Search Engine and how it works. Remember one thing, when you publish a post on your blog in a fixed time, then Google Bots index it in the search engine and also helps in increasing the ranking.

In this article, you have learned about what is GoogleBot, how many types, and how it works. I hope you like this information.

Also read

What is Keyword Research and why is it important for SEO?

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