Can you get GoogleBot as a new pet?

October 28th, 2009 admin Location: Raleigh, NC, Topic: Web Design | Digital Media

Ok so the latest I have discovered in this crazy world of SEO is that Google is now testing a little utility that allows you to fetch pages with GoogleBot. You heard it right.

So you might be thinking: “I want that”. Perhaps your second thought is: “How?” Ok here it is:

Just visit the webmaster tools platform. How? Oh ok, go to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/googlebot-fetch and if you don’t yet have an account with Google you will have to create one. Once inside you need to verify the ownership of your site. Finally just ask GoogleBot to fetch the page that you want him to go get. Then as the best Golden Retriever he runs fast and comes back with a “Pending” status. Fortunately pending was for only seconds. Then he comes back to you and in his mouth has a success message. When you click on the “success” link you get your page. Just like that. Can you believe it? Once GoogleBot was this upscale pet that belonged to the most highest society of the internet. Only a ring of people could ask him to fetch and he would even think about it.

Now, almost anybody can ask him to go fetch and he does it. He goes and comes back with it.

Is there any benefit from this? The most important one is that you would have immediate understanding of your indexing capabilities. If your page can’t be retrieved for whatever reason you will know almost instantaniously.

Enjoy guys enjoy.

Alex_ @ merkados

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Alex Centeno MBA., is an international creative director and digital media strategist. Currently residing minutes away from the Research Triangle Park (RTP) - North Carolina, and with over 10 years of interactive marketing training and experience, Alex leads Merkados' international clients to maximizing their online business strategies. One of Alex's biggest strengths is his world-class capacity to effectively combine interactive marketing, digital media design and web development.

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Alex Centeno MBA., Es un director creativo y estratega de medios digitales reconocido internacionalmente. En la actualidad reside a tan solo minutos del Research Triangle Park (RTP) - Carolina del Norte, y con más de 10 años de entrenamiento y experiencia en marketing interactivo, Alex lidera a los clientes internacionales de Merkados™ para maximizar sus estrategias de negocios en línea. Una de las mayores fortalezas de Alex es su capacidad global de combinar de manera efectiva, mercadeo interactivo, diseño de medios digitales y desarrollo web.

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