Crawling is a process used by search engines to find content and present it to the people searching for it on the internet. In this process, search engines like Google send robots known as crawlers and spiders to find content on blogs and websites.
They not only take new content but also look up the updates made to content on websites. This content could be a blog post, image, video, or file such as PDF but anyhow of the format, the content is generally discovered by links.
Generally, websites contain a lot of information in headers which is not useful for many of us and instead makes the website insecure. For example, WordPress headers contain information about plugins and themes used on the website. This lesson will guide you on how you can remove such things on your website to better the crawl rate, make your website load faster and be more secure.
How To Remove Unnecessary Information From Your Header?
To make your website load faster, have a better crawl rate, and perform more securely on the internet you will need to remove unnecessary information from the header. This can be easily done by a plugin you can install on your website.
Simply navigate to Plugins -> Add New page on the admin area dashboard of your WordPress site and search the term ‘Crawl Optimization’.
Install and activate this plugin and it will deactivate elements such as short links, REST API links, RSD/WLW links, oEmbed links, generator tags, and X-Pingback headers to streamline website navigation and reduce the amount of data transferred.
Have A Faster, Secure & Easy Crawlable Website
As a result, your website will become faster as unnecessary data transfer and streamlining navigation are now minimized. SEO is enhanced as your website is not easily navigable by search engines. The crawl rate improves as the plugin removes all unnecessary links and information from the HTTP headers of your website.