The new release of Zen Cart (1.3.9b) has many customers asking about upgrading their carts. While I have decidedly positioned myself on the side of “safe” and we are not currently doing upgrades to 1.3.9b, we are looking to announce our new store development package for Zen Cart 1.3.9b in the next few days
Well I have waited a good long time to write this. I really wanted to get a detailed “take” on the new version before I ran my mouth =-). Never the less, now I am ready to give you a 360 tour on the new Zen Cart 1.3.9!
Increasing your crawl rate and crawl budget from Google is as simple as training GoogleBot. Crawl rate is simply how often GoogleBot visits your website to crawl. Crawl budget is a much harder metric to define, but in its simplest terms is the amount of data transfer Google allocates to crawling your site.
It’s official, Google has stated that load speed is a part of the 200 or so ranking factors within their ranking algorithm. This is not a surprise as the new algorithm seems to be very tuned for a very wholesome set of factors.
Normally, I would not blog this, as I am a fervent believer in the “PageRank is not a big deal” mentality. You see, I put little if any stock in that little green bar, and instruct our clients likewise. We rather belong to the “build it and they will come” theory of SEO. In part our belief is that natural links, on page optimization, fresh content, elimination of duplication and unique text are in fact the key to organic search success.