Friday, 26 October 2012

WordPress Crawl Rate Tracker Plugin

WordPress Crawl Rate Tracker Plugin

With the advent of Google Analytics and other JavaScript based solutions a lot of webmasters have lost the ability to easily analyse log files to see how search engines are interacting with their site.
Update: A new version of this plugin compatible with WordPress 3+ is now available here.
Google Webmaster Central offers a nice graphing feature so you can see the crawl trends but there is no way to access meaningful data. Studying crawl rate is hugely important because it helps you find out which pages are trusted most by the search engines (especially Google). The more Google trusts a page the greater the frequency it will re-visit that page. If you build a few deep links and see your crawl rate for the target page suddenly increase you can be confident that the links are highly trusted and that you should try to get some more.
Today we are releasing a plugin for WordPress that allows you to track crawl activity for MSN, Yahoo & Google from your dashboard.
  • Access crawl data for 3 main search engines
  • See the exact times a spider accessed any page on your site
  • Monitor your crawl rate over time
  • Discover how crawl rate is related to PageRank
Download the plugin here.



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