SEO: Analyzing Googlebot Crawls for Problems, Inefficiencies Crawl budget inefficiencies can affect organic search performance if new or updated content is not getting crawled and indexed. In “What Crawl Budget Means for Googlebot,” Google explains in its Webmaster Central Blog that there are two factors that control crawl budget: crawl rate and crawl demand. “Taking crawl rate and crawl demand together we define crawl budget as the number of URLs Googlebot can and wants to crawl.” Google asserts that crawl budget does not affect sites with

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