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    Google Updates technical Webmaster Guidelines for Crawling

    This is one of those areas you want to get right. One little mess-up in your Robots.txt and the love affair your having with Google is suddenly on the rocks.

    Updating our technical Webmaster Guidelines

    We recently announced that our indexing system has been rendering web pages more like a typical modern browser, with CSS and JavaScript turned on. Today, we're updating one of our technical Webmaster Guidelines in light of this announcement.

    For optimal rendering and indexing, our new guideline specifies that you should allow Googlebot access to the JavaScript, CSS, and image files that your pages use. This provides you optimal rendering and indexing for your site. Disallowing crawling of Javascript or CSS files in your site’s robots.txt directly harms how well our algorithms render and index your content and can result in suboptimal rankings.

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    Re: Google Updates technical Webmaster Guidelines for Crawling

    Nice find! I was reading through the guidelines this morning and completely overlooked that part in bold. I feel like I have at least one client that does that... Definitely worth checking out.
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    Re: Google Updates technical Webmaster Guidelines for Crawling

    I wonder how this would affect the call tracking options that say it's safe to use theirs because they hide the tracking # in javascript? We started kind of a little side convo about this in the Pro Community but that thread is about another topic so we didn't go too deep.
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