There are currently separate tags for and and .

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Since they are essentially the same thing, should these tags be merged into one? Should synonyms be made?

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    I performed the synonym merge. "crawling" and "site-crawler" are now synonyms of "web-crawlers". Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 18:01

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They seem similar enough to be merged to me.

It looks like already has , , and as synonyms. It would probably make the best canonical tag for and as well.

  • I would keep Googlebot separate but agree that the pothers should be merged. Thoughts?
    – John Conde Mod
    Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 11:33
  • googlebot and crawl-errors (from the screenshot) are certainly separate, but the proposal that crawling, web-crawlers and site-crawler should be merged is fine. Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 14:02
  • Yeah, I wasn't referring to those two, just the three Stephen had merged. Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 20:39

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