The crawling process begins with a list of web addresses from past crawls and sitemaps provided by website owners. As our crawlers visit these websites, they use links on those sites to discover other pages. The software pays special attention to new sites, changes to existing sites and dead links. Computer programs determine which sites to crawl, how often and how many pages to fetch from each site.
Be it first time visitors or even existing customers, if your website is taking ages to load or if your website is down, they will go to your competitor. It becomes extremely important to prevent website downtime at any cost to live upto your brand’s reputation. Also with SEO being given ample importance, the aim becomes to be noticed by Google Bot.
Please note the difference between “crawling” a backlink and “indexing” a backlink. First google crawls a website with their spider bots and so google knows about the content including your backlinks. At this stage your backlink gets counted and valued. Wheather the site gets indexed or not is decided by google’s AI and depends on various factors like domain authority, content quality, content length any many many more.
There are a couple of possible reasons why Google is slow when spidering your site. The first might seem obvious: if Google doesn’t find enough (quality) links pointing to your site, it doesn’t think your site is very important. The other reasons are technical: Google has too much to crawl on your site, your site is too slow, or it’s encountering too many errors.
First of all, you’ll need quality content. If you’re running an affiliate marketing site, create your money article and at least five supporting articles. If you’re running an e-commerce business, consider adding a Blog to your site to speed up the link indexing process (your blog posts are linkable assets that can generate direct traffic and activity to your site).