Track Your Crawl Rate With SEO Meter
February 11, 2008
As you probably know by now, I enjoy tools that help me figure out how I’m doing with different aspects of my blog. That’s why I love SEO Meter so much! Tracking and measuring your site’s crawl rate is important, but often times it’s something webmasters overlook or don’t pay attention to. This SEO tool can help you with determining your crawl rate, and it’s one you’re definitely going to want to try out and use often – plus, it’s free!
This free SEO tool monitors how frequently Google crawls your site or blog, and the information is presented in attractive and easy-to-read graphs and charts. Your crawl rate is extremely important because it has to do with the search engine viewing you as a trusted source. The more often your site or page is crawled, the more it’s trusted and the faster you’ll get indexed. By tracking your site’s statistics with SEO Meter, you can learn how to improve your crawl rate and overall improve your SEO as well.
Besides tracking your crawl rate, you can share it as well. A lot of bloggers like including badges and banners on their sites to let their readers know well they’re doing and what their statistics are, and when it comes to SEO Meter that feature isn’t lacking! The badges offered are easy to use, appealing to the eye, and are dynamically updated so you never have to do a thing after inserting the code into your site. After signing up with SEO Meter, you can view your site’s crawl rate graph page and at the bottom will be options for different badges to use. It couldn’t be simpler!
As seen above, you can not only track your own site’s crawl rate, but you can view the crawl rate of others and compare multiple sites. This can be a very helpful feature in checking out where your competition stands so you can learn how much you’ll have to improve to catch up, or even see if you’re beating them with a better crawl rate.
But maybe one of my favorite aspects about this online SEO tool is that it has Top 20 lists of the most crawled sites on the web, in every category. These charts display the most-crawled sites, their ranking on SEO Meter, and their specific crawl rate. This is a unique and interesting feature and it’s very useful to be able to tell which of the most popular sites is actually the most popular, with Google at least.
Just a couple of the categories included are the top 20 internet marketing sites and the top 20 gadgets and technologies sites. There is literally a Top 20 for every category that any blogger or webmaster in any niche will be interested in. Below you can check out part of the chart for some of the top internet marketing sites:
There are a good chunk of free tools out there that will measure your different statistics, but I’m sure you’re seeing that SEO Meter will give you important information about your site’s SEO, and that it’s one of the better tools despite how new it is. I can definitely see SEO Meter becoming one of the most valuable online statistics tools there are, so the sooner you get in on it, add your URL (for free), and start tracking your site or blog, the better! I’m already tracking my blog there, are you?