The Age of the Digital Crawl in Search Engines

Technology has come of age. Previously, the desktop computer was the only medium in use when it came to accessing the internet.


  1. However, technological innovations have brought about smartphones, a modern marvel. Although smartphones on their own are computers, they are limited both in size and performance as compared to desktops. The fact mentioned above is because the algorithms used in desktop search engines are not similar to those employed in smartphones. Thus, smartphones cannot perform as best as conventional computers would.
  2. Desktop crawls help rank various institutions globally, so as to create a clear picture of what one should expect from a company as a first time customer. However, some of these rating functions are non-existent in smartphones and thereby make the ranking of sites rather impossible. To bridge this gap, companies that operate websites based on particular search engines are trying as much as possible to create algorithms meant to enhance smartphone capability, and at the same time do not act as an inhibiting factor to the performance of contemporary desktops. Achieving this, however, is no easy task.
  3. Although search engine irregularity is a major challenge between phones and computers, it does not apply to all sites. From time to time you might run across a particular website that possesses the same desktop algorithms as would be found on a regular smartphone. When it comes to designing of a particular mobile site, you are required to refrain from putting so much information to that particular site. The input of limited data enables the mobile sites to remain relevant to their course, and also reduce chances of any mistakes.
  4. To most search engines today, the structured markup is the key ingredient in helping reach a state of equilibrium between mobile and computer sites. Structured markups help existing search engine sites decipher a lot of information over the internet and make meaningful inferences at the end of the day. It is through such detailed analysis that websites can then be ranked. Minimization of these drastic changes to algorithms then takes place.
  5. Google for Webmasters Tutorial: Crawling and Indexing
  6. Since these search engines always find a way of bridging the discrepancies mentioned above, they try as much as possible to reduce the degree and intensity of changes done on existing algorithms. By doing so, they avoid inconveniencing people that rely on given websites on a daily basis.
  7. As a way of avoiding any difficulties, search engines have found it easier to contact sites directly, and request for immediate changes in their encryption codes, so that their function can coincide with theirs. A signal based mechanism has been seen by many as the only formidable replacement when it comes to using the mobile-first index.
  8. A recent analysis between smartphones and desktop computers show that the former has fewer pages embedded on its site as compared to the latter. Inaccessibility of most digital files thus diminishes the general performance of a smartphone. However, leading search engine companies are determined, now more than ever, to see to it that such problems never happen again. It is a general anticipation that drastic changes will occur shortly, measures that will enhance the productivity of our phone systems. However, these search engine companies cannot succeed on their own. They thus need all the help they can get, especially from us who own websites.