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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Google Webmaster Tool - Crawl Rate Update

This is one of the best tools from Google; using this tool we can track some of the website's activities like, "top queries", "crawling rate", "index details", "links details" and much more.

These facilities are available from the day they launched this tool, but what is actually new in this? Before I explain, take a look at below screenshot of my Google’s Webmaster Tool admin page.

Under "Tools" menu we have an option "Set Crawl Rate", here you can actually see the Google bots activity. It will show you two main things,

1. Googlebot activity in the last 90 days
2. Your current speed

1. The activity report they will show the details of, number of pages crawled, number of kilobytes downloaded and time spent downloading a page.

The Update Is:

2. In the speed section, you will actually have three options to select your website's crawl rate by Googlebot. Usually, the "Faster" option will be in disabled mode and no one can activate it, unless if Google feels that the crawl rate is very low for your website, they will automatically enable it as shown above. The faster crawl rate will automatically expire after 90 days from the day it was activated.

In the screenshot you can actually see the note from Google, stated just below "Faster".

Does anyone experience the same situation? Please comment.

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At 11:41 PM, Blogger Harini said...

Hi Matt,

Yes, i have the Faster option enabled in my webmaster tools..

but i m not sure whther i have noticed the option status before..


At 11:44 PM, Blogger Harini said...

How about the option sitelinks?



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