Google News Launches ‘”Recrawl” Feature To Crawl Publishers Sites More Frequently

January 27th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Internet by bharath

Google has just announced a new “recrawl” feature in Google News that sends Google newsbot to visit the publisher sites more often than ever.

What does this mean?

This means that if a news publisher site publishes a new article in a day and later corrects the article for any mistakes,typos, incorrect references, wrong headline or even if publisher updates the URL, Google news will make sure that it includes the most recent version of the article in its news section.


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Excerpt from official Google blog post.

From the moment we discover a new article, we’ll keep revisiting it looking for changes. Since we’ve noticed that most changes to articles occur just after they’re published, we revisit articles most frequently in the first day after we’ve found them. In some cases, we’ll even revisit articles we had trouble crawling the first time around. After that, we visit them less often.

The readers will no longer see broken links or outdated headlines, broken links in the news section.Publishers would be greatly benefited by this new move as Google newsbot keeps tracking the article almost live.

That’s a very welcoming change in Google news crawling, it would be more useful for bloggers if Google implements such a feature for blogs.

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