It's a question SEO professionals have been asking for years – do crawl rates spike before Google does an algorithm update?
Originally, Gary Illyes of Google tweeted a response saying that was a myth back in 2016.
However, he recently said there may be some truth to it.
SEO Round Table reported, "Gary Illyes from Google said yesterday that some baby algorithms may trigger a spike in crawl rates. He said some, not all, of these algorithms may do that."
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