Google: Not Trying 404 Pages Isn’t A Sign Of Crawl Issues

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The other day I reported that Google Crawls 404s After Other Pages So No Crawl Budget Is Sacrificed. So I asked, somewhat in a joking way “so maybe a spike in 404s mean you have some excellent crawl budget expenditure for your site?”

In any event, it seems others asked the question also where David Iwanow asked, if Google is not trying your 404s every now and then, is that a sign of a crawl issue. John Mueller from Google said no, it is not. Here are the tweets: