Remove 72% of URLs? A crawl budget case study

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⏰ #Now – What I have been up to

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We have most of the basic furniture and appliances we need in our new home, and we know the IKEA catalogue by heart now. I also improved on some handiwork skills, like drilling holes and setting up drawers.

I participated in last week’s #SEMrushchat on Twitter about PPC and SEO and was featured in their roundup of the best tweets from this chat. 🎉

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👓 #Focus – The one thing you should check out

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”small” position=”left” color=”#ffd219″ thickness=”3″ width=”100″][vc_column_text]Crawl budget. In a nutshell, optimizing your crawl budget is to make the best use of the resources Google decided to allocate to your website. In his article, Vasilis Giannakouris explains in a very detailed case study how they optimized their crawl budget for Skroutz.gr by removing 72% of indexed URLs.

If it might sound like a bold move, at first sight, it was, in fact, the result of an in-depth analysis of their e-commerce website that was initiated by the following issues:

  • Difference between the number of indexed pages VS the number of pages they had
  • An increase of the time it took for a page to be indexed and to rank high
  • An increase of the time it took for metadata to be refreshed

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🤓 #Read – The best of the SEO blogs

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”small” position=”left” color=”#ffd219″ thickness=”3″ width=”100″][vc_column_text]Have you ever heard of Squeeze Pages?[/vc_column_text][qode_simple_quote text_title_tag=”p” simple_quote_text=”A squeeze page is a type of landing page marketers use to collect just email addresses from visitors. You persuade or “squeeze” visitors to provide this info by presenting a special offer, gating valuable content, or restricting access in some way.” quote_symbol_color=”#ffd219″][vc_column_text]In this article, Luke Bailey sets the record straight on what is a squeeze page and what you should include in one to boost your lead acquisition, along with four examples of squeeze pages you can get inspired from.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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📺 #Watch – The video you should have a look at

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/Je6G4IUYcGI”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The documentation mentioned in this episode:

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