Google is launching a brand new version of the Crawl stats report in Search Console. It has revamped the crawl stats report to provide actionable, useful data and offer more granular insights to the crawling issues.
As of the new Crawl Stats report Google has brought exciting new features:
- Total number of requests grouped by response code, crawled file type, crawl purpose, and Googlebot type.
- Detailed information on host status
- URL examples to show where in your site requests occurred
- Comprehensive summary for properties with multiple hosts and support for domain properties
Google Search Console New Crawl Stats Report
The Crawl Stats Report is useful for tracking changes in crawling patterns. The Crawl Stats report enables website owners to see Google crawl data of a 90 day accounting of all files that Googlebot has downloaded.
The picture below shows the total requests, total download size and average response time.
An increase in crawling may indicate that you’re doing something right, like adding
useful content, right SEO measure. But if the crawl rate begins to drop it could also be a signal that there is a problem with the content quality or other problems.
Grouped crawl data
The new version of the Google Search Console New Crawl Stats report provides data on crawl requests broken down by response, file type of the fetched URL and many other things.
High level & detailed information on host status issues
Hosting issues are also uncovered with this report. Host status details in the report let you check your site’s general availability to Google in the last 90 days.
Google Search Console improvements:
- See Google’s crawling history in the overtime charts
- See the file types and file sizes returned by your site
- See crawl requests details in the example lists
- Track your site’s availability issues in the host status view
And make sure to check the Crawl stats report documentation, it has lots of details on new features of the new report.