Google Webmaster Tools Adds Crawl Rate Charts




Google has just added a couple of new features to its Webmaster Tools.

The first offers charts that show you the crawl rate for your site. Basically, Google shows you Googlebot’s activity on your site including:

* Number of pages crawled per day
* Number of kb’s downloaded per day
* Time spent downloading a page

There’s also an option to tell Googlebot how fast to request pages. If you want to see how the charts look, head over to Aaron Shear’s blog – he had the scoop.

Also added is the option to opt-in to Google’s “Enhanced Image Search“. What the heck does that mean, I hear you ask?

If you choose to enable enhanced image search, Google will use tools such as Google Image Labeler to associate the images included in your site with labels that will improve indexing and search quality of those images.

Sounds good if you need to get your images better indexed, sounds like a bandwidth hog to the rest of us. ;-)