• http://www.searchmarketingcommunications.com Tim Cohn

    For the same reason not all web pages that are crawled appear in Google’s index.

  • http://www.seorankings.com Wes

    Where do you see Facebook blocking Googlebot from crawling and indexing facebook pages? All of the business pages I have created have always been indexed and cached by Google. Same with my personal profile, which, up until recently hat a PageRank of 2. I don’t see any crawler blocks on those pages in robots.txt file or meta robots…

  • demoninside

    Good job. If you are looking for more sensation write article “Google hits Facebook in the face!!”.

    The most biased article I’ve seen in a while. The author has no idea how Google is building citations for local listings and how many months (if not years) are needed to get citation from Facebook. He overlooks the fact that small business owners are not SEO specialists and can put different information in the Google listings and the Facebook pages so the link between them will be virtually impossible.

  • http://www.amivisible.org Hanan Lifshitz

    Tim, with any other site I would have assumed the same, however, given the many reports about Facebook blocking Google I suspect there may be other factors in play.

    Wes, I don’t have any insider information about Facebook’s content sharing relations with Google other than what has been widely publicized. BTW, Facebook’s robots.txt file does refer to the Googlebot directly – here’s what it says:
    User-agent: Googlebot
    Disallow: /ac.php
    Disallow: /ae.php
    Disallow: /album.php
    Disallow: /ap.php
    Disallow: /feeds/
    Disallow: /l.php
    Disallow: /o.php
    Disallow: /p.php
    Disallow: /photo.php
    Disallow: /photo_comments.php
    Disallow: /photo_search.php
    Disallow: /photos.php

    demoninside, I’m sorry you feel this way – the post shares factual data and raises an open question – I don’t see where they bias is…