(This is the transcript of our new video, so it may not read as well as a normal blog post would)
Hi, Joe, here. I’m SEO Manager at Koozai and today we’re going to see how to find the new crawl statistics report in the Google Search Console. Now, if you are a regular Search Console user, you might remember that back in the days when Search Console was called Webmaster Tools, a crawl statistics report was available. When Google switched to the new Search Console, this was available in the old tools and reports section. This is now gone and the mining statistics report has been moved under the tool settings section. So if you want to access the crawl stats, just log into the search console, go to the settings, and click, or you can report, next to the crawl stats. And then from there you will be able to get all kinds of data on how your site is being crawled. Now this is really useful data. It is much richer than what we had before. There’s all kinds of information we didn’t have such as the most crawled type of response codes, the most crawled file types, and the most crawled Googlebots. But is this a replacement for scanning server log files? Maybe not. And the reason is that, first of all, at the moment we only have exploration data from November 1. And number two, of course this is just Google data. It is therefore only on these Googlebots that we have information. This will not include any information about Bing or any other crawl that may visit your website. So some really useful information here, but we’ll see exactly how useful it is. And yes, that’s how you access the report.