GoogleBot Runs Latest Chrome – This Is Big News. Probably the biggest news for the SEO industry out of Google I/O yesterday was that Google said Googlebot is now evergreen, meaning it will stay up-to-date with the latest version of Chromium, their popular Chrome browser. This brings thousands of new features to Googlebot for crawling purposes. I did cover this last night at Search Engine Land and this news shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone – we saw Google testing this just a few weeks ago.
In any event, Google said “Today, we are happy to announce that Googlebot now runs the latest Chromium rendering engine (74 at the time of this post) when rendering pages for Search. Moving forward, Googlebot will regularly update its rendering engine to ensure support for latest web platform features.”
Biggest News At I/O
Ilya Grigorik from Google said this news “takes the cake” from all the other announcements at Google I/O.
Does Not Seem Live Yet
I went through my log files, I still only see Chrome 41 for GoogleBot across a ton of my different sites and log files. Others say they don’t see it as well. I suspect we will see it soon.
GoogleBot Is Shared
GoogleBot is used across many pieces of Google, not just web search but also ads, rendering, and tons of other Google services. Gary wanted to point that out.
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