Google’s John Mueller has confirmed that a worm prevented Google from crawling for the AMP cache between November 11, 2021 and November 17, 2021. The worm has since been resolved.
Google confirmed. “We seen that crawling for the AMP cache had slowed down for some sites,” a Google spokesperson told Search Engine Land, “This worm has since been resolved, and an inner analysis confirmed it wasn’t frequent, and that there were no negative outcomes overall.”.
The order. It seems the difficulty impacted ideal obvious crawling of caches for some sites. “We seen that crawling for the caches had slowed down for some sites. This worm has since been resolved, and an inner analysis confirmed it wasn’t frequent, and that there were no negative outcomes overall,” Mueller talked about on Twitter.
First to watch. Olivier Papon from Seolyzer first seen the difficulty and posted about it on Twitter, saying that he seen Googlebot, Google’s net crawler, has genuinely stopped crawling grand of the catch. He talked about it began on November 11 at 6PM (GMT) after which crawling went relieve to conventional on November 17 at 8PM (GMT), he swait on in a apply-up tweet.
Right here is the chart he shared exhibiting the tumble in lumber train from Googlebot:
I in my realizing did observe a resolution of sites present a decline in crawling within the Google Search Console lumber stats picture nonetheless it with out a doubt looked now not to impact many of the sites I gain verified entry to in Search Console.
Why we care. In case you seen any factors with new pages being indexed or frail nonetheless up up to now pages now not reflecting these changes in Google Search, this would possibly presumably very well be why. Google seems to gain resolved the worm and going forward, all must be honest. Google talked about this wasn’t frequent and “there had been no negative outcomes overall.”
Confidently, your industry and online net page weren’t impacted by this worm nonetheless if it modified into, you presumably gain zero recourse.
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