One SEO professional was concerned about a handshake domains setup they have been working with, which was part of their new DNS systems.
They implemented a test on several servers where they would use an HTML file (the same HTML file) on several different servers.
One server took just a few days to crawl. This was very fast compared to the other two. Another server took nearly 20 days before any crawling took place. And yet another server took approximately two to three weeks before it was crawled.
They were curious as to how this could affect how their site is indexed and if there is any way to make this indexing process faster.
John explained that the aspect of fluctuating indexing speeds across different domains is normal and to be expected.
Google tries to understand the overall context of a domain or site, and they try to determine exactly where it would make sense for them to spend their resources in indexing.
If they don’t already know it’s a great website, it may take longer for Google to begin indexing the site.
However, if they already know it’s a great website, then they will crawl and index the site much faster.
He also warned against using alternate DNS systems to set up websites, saying that using alternate DNS systems can interfere with crawling and indexing overall.
This happens at approximately the 46:00 mark in the video.