How to Read Google Search Console Crawl Stats for SEO

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How to Read Google Search Console Crawl Stats for SEO

If you’re looking to maximize your SEO, the Crawl Stats feature on Google Search Console is a very helpful SEO tool to master. This feature shows how your site is reacting to Googl ...

If you’re looking to maximize your SEO, the Crawl Stats feature on Google Search Console is a very helpful SEO tool to master. This feature shows how your site is reacting to Google’s search engine crawler, which is important information to have.

The data this feature provides, can be very helpful to measure your website’s health. The crawl rate on its graphics shows how often search engine robots crawl your site, an indicator that you always want to monitor, because the more attention Googlebot gives you, the more likely it is earn a higher SERP ranking.

To understand how to read this data, there are three different indicators:

Pages crawled per day.
This section shows you how many pages Googlebot crawls every day. Because crawl rate depends heavily on how fast and bot-friendly your site is, crawl rates are good indicators of whether or not your site is easily crawlable.

Kilobytes downloaded per day.
This metric reflects how much Googlebot downloaded in kilobytes. Since Googlebot downloads your pages every time it crawls your site, a high number here means that Googlebot is crawling your site quite a lot.

Time spent downloading a page.
This section tells you is how long Googlebot takes to make HTTP requests to crawl your site. This numbers are a good reflection of how quickly Googlebot is indexing your site. Low numbers mean that Googlebot isn’t spending a lot of time on your site and thus crawling and indexing it at a faster rate.

Consider these three indicators to improve the relationship between your site and Googlebot and make changes to your website if you need to.

 

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