Crawl Maps Tweet Wall
Welcome to our magnificent tweet wall of Crawl Maps. I accept that it more closely resembles a tower than a wall, but 'tweet tower' is not a thing.
If you're unfamiliar with Sitebulb's Crawl Maps, check out our original post full of examples and explanations.
This article is a collection of examples from the community, which have been grouped together loosely by yours truly, with their own colourful commentary included as extra sauce.
We've only got one of these so far, but it's a doozy:
@sitebulb #sitemaps— Simon Cox (@simoncox) February 15, 2018
This sitemap is from a black hat site where they were framing and hiding high ranking sites and injecting their own SEO services into. Bad boys.
Site now gone. pic.twitter.com/L8wyB6KZfl
Content Mess (Where to begin...?)
Crawl Maps are perhaps best for quickly showing you that you've got a real mess to untagle.
I created this crazy Crawl Map with @sitebulb - a badly done CMS migration that included available content both on htpp and https, duplicate products everywhere, a blog with only a link to the main site and other horrors... #whatamess!!!! pic.twitter.com/dkXE5qleKt— Juan González Villa (@seostratega) February 21, 2018
The rest of the site is a little messy though. pic.twitter.com/43dxoIXjPO— Marie Haynes (@Marie_Haynes) February 17, 2018
Before and Afters
At Sitebulb we pride ourselves on stocking an eclectic range of before and after Crawl Map tweets.
Here's my "before and after" featuring the easiest SEO win probably ever. I found a missing slash before a relative URL in the site's navigation links. BOOM. #TechnicalSEO #SoDamnTechnical @sitebulb pic.twitter.com/XLWpQXuUTR— Tomislav Lukinić (@tlukinic) February 19, 2018
Update to a site this morning has brought a lot more visibility to it. A small and often overlooked issue of urls having trailing slashes and the canonicals not.— Simon Cox (@simoncox) February 22, 2018
Images are before and after adding the trailing slash in the canonicals. https://t.co/SXqNCjNvuy
@sitebulb sitemaps compo:— Simon Cox (@simoncox) February 15, 2018
Same site for these two - 1st is at start of opening crawl map - looks a right old spaghetti bowl! 2nd is when it has settled. This is https://t.co/WOSkbUEQgV - @alistapart - a fine publication. pic.twitter.com/gXRL3Ix1MR
It's probably what The Big Bang looked like.
A lot of problems but crawl map showed issues with URL canonicalization, architecture and similar/duplicate content. @sitebulb pic.twitter.com/lnLh0xCYPQ
Pagination, but like you've never seen it before. Like on top of a mountain.
Here's a "close-up" of the clusterf**k. pic.twitter.com/yhbnVio9Kb— Yanni PapaSomething (@YanniTweets) February 22, 2018
While the blues and purples are pretty, the meaning behind them is not. Looking forward to wrapping up our site IA restructuring soon and getting these little flowers pruned. @sitebulb pic.twitter.com/Y1mU5l6XNo— Kyle Faber (@regal_kyle) February 19, 2018
I just love how visually appealing these are. Gives client a clear view of how there website actually look. Great tool! pic.twitter.com/Stt2s20MyU— Hampus Nyström (@hnysse) February 16, 2018
Some Crawl Map enthusiasts are not satisfied with a static image, and instead created epic multimedia extravaganzas for your viewing pleasure.
Was making a video export of a sitemap using @sitebulb and I just had to share how beautiful this explosion is. Small things like that can entertain me for hours #EasilyAmused pic.twitter.com/UVsJDxVrt8— Shawn Harding | YouTube, SEO & Graps (@shawnbandv) February 22, 2018
A @sitebulb crawl map too beautiful for this world.— Oliver H.G. Mason 📉 (@ohgm) February 16, 2018
This represents a 14k sample of infinite pagination on an otherwise uncrawlable JS site, condensed into 10 wiggly nodes.https://t.co/ZJ1Nn8MSgp
Motion and text added because you people can't *just appreciate things*. pic.twitter.com/UPeUZxbwSw
Difficult to show this all in one screenshot, so have a terrible video that show how the WWE is wrestling with their massive catalog of content. I know... that was terrible, even by my standards 😓 @sitebulb #RecordedOnAPotato pic.twitter.com/LhSONKO1MB— Shawn Harding | YouTube, SEO & Graps (@shawnbandv) February 22, 2018
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Nice site structure (huh? what?!)
I know, I know. You didn't come here to see sites with a nice structure. That's why they're at the bottom.
Crawl maps generated via @sitebulb provides useful technical insights about your site's architecture.— Murat Yatagan 📈 (@muratyatagan) February 15, 2018
If you want to identify problematic patterns of your site structure take advantage of well visualized crawl maps feature. This image represents a site with flat architecture. pic.twitter.com/8B8zVkWBQW
Calling all Crawl Map fanatics!
If you want to see your name and tweets up in lights on our illustrious tweet wall, get involved!
Simply tweet at us @sitebulb with a picture of your favourite Crawl Map(s), and you too can be featured on this page.
Please be warned, however, as some folks struggle to deal with the worldwide fame and celebrity that awaits.