A superb post by John Warner on getting rid of the chaff on your website. You know, the posts that aren't relevant anymore, the articles which cannibalise others, and content that just sucks. Where mosts posts talk about cutting content for the purpose of conserving crawl budget, this post comes at it from the angle of UX.
Sam Marsden with another smasher. I'm sure this will unearth some stuff you didn't know previously about the robots.txt file. I also enjoyed this comment about adding wildcards to the end of rules 'While this doesn’t usually cause any problems, it may cause you to lose the respect of colleagues and family members.'
I'm so excited by Google's indexing API - pushing URLs at scale to Google sounds like good news to me! This post by Richard Baxter introduces the API, alongside other ways to get new pages indexed, or your site re-crawled.