Google Indexing Advice Update
Webmasters will now experience a process change due tot he upgraded system. Google has cautioned that users must now longer see their indexing system as a "text-only browser."
Google also provided advice regarding the new phase in that:
- The rendering engine of Google may be unable to support all technologies
- Website design should stick to progressive enhancement principles for enabling engines to scan usable as well as supported content
- Users should pay attention to page load speed in the context of indexing
Fetch & Render Diagnostic Tool Updated
Alongside this, Google has also updated its Fetch as a Google diagnostic tool created to enable webmasters to simulate the manner in which Google is crawling the URL on a specific website.
According to Google Support, the tool works in the following manner:
"When the Fetch as Google tool is in fetch mode, Googlebot crawls any URL that corresponds to the path that you requested. If Googlebot is able to successfully crawl your requested URL, you can review the response your site sent to Googlebot. This is a relatively quick, low-level operation that you can use to check or debug suspected network connectivity or security issues with your site.
A blogspot released by Google in the month of May this year informed webmasters these changes were on the anvil. The official post also provided information regarding some possible issues webmasters might face and how these can be dealt with. The instances also included:
There may be a negative impact on your website if your server is ill equipped to handle the volume of crawl requests.