Ecommerce specific SEO techniques, topics and news for the small business online store owner.

The New Google

Google officially announced the completion of the new Google index, dubbed Caffeine for it speed and freshness. This new index has been a long time in the sandbox and even longer implementing, but it seems to deliver faster, more relevant and fresher search results.

Google Mayday

Below you will find what Matt Cutts had to say regarding this algorithmic update which has been dubbed Mayday, but I hope to provide some resources and insight in to the conditions and solutions if you lost a great deal of Google organic traffic as a result of the Mayday update.

How to Train a GoogleBot

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.