Google has just now announced an update to their webmaster tool - also called Google Search Console (GSC). It allows to show you, as a webmaster, detailed crawl statistics of your site. For example, how and which bots Google uses to crawl the different resources. We have taken a closer look at it.
With the new report function the search engine has made it easier for all SEO specialists, developers and webmasters to get an overview of Google's crawl of your website. The feature draws strong parallels to the previous report featurewhich is not as comprehensive and detailed.
The new feature gives you a simple and easy way to fix errors that you may have missed (e.g. missing redirects). The following features have been added:
The report shows where many crawl requests the search engine has made on your site over a certain period of time. In addition, you can also view the total amount of data downloaded and the average response time.
The answers are broken down into different tables, so you can best identify any errors - and fix them before Google visits your site again. You can see the breakdown below - or visit Google Search Console and the new feature yourselfso you can see the stats for your sites that you have access to.
Google has provided access to a wide range of reports and statistics through their webmaster tool. This time, however, they have outdone themselves by giving us useful data on which to act if crawling problems are experienced. You can read much more about the new feature in Google's documentation on the crawl statistics report right here.
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