Google Withdraws Previous Crawling Recommendation

Google announced that it is deprecating its AJAX crawling scheme, and webmasters need to be aware of how things have changed to ensure Google is crawling their site correctly and in the most effective manner possible. Does this have any…

Bing Gives Some Lessons On Bing Maps

Google and Bing do things differently. I think we all understand that by now. Their differences apparently extend to how they teach. Google teaches people through their weekly Office Hours Hangouts which gives developers to talk to the people behind…

Is Googlebot Getting More Human-Like?

Google may be getting better at crawling javascript and Ajax. In a Tumblr post, developer Alex Pankratov wrote this week about spotting an “ajax request issued from document.ready() callback of one website’s pages.” “This means that the bot now executes…

Matt Cutts Talks About How Google Handles Ajax

Google’s Matt Cutts put up a new Webmaster Help video, discussing how Google deals with Ajax. He takes on the following user-submitted question: How effective is Google now at handling content supplied via Ajax, is this likely to improve in…

Google Acquires Developer Tools Provider Instantiations

Google has apparently acquired yet another company – Instantiations. This is a provider of Java and Ajax development tools.

As MG Siegler (who first reported the news) points out, the company is known for its Google Web Toolkit designer, which is likely the reason for the acquisition.

Instantiations greets its site visitors with the following message: