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The Crawl Rate Tracker


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.

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.

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  • The interface. screenshot-1.jpg


  1. Upload crawlrate-tracker folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress – named “The Crawl Rate Tracker”.

Contributors & Developers

“The Crawl Rate Tracker” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed a bug with the front end not providing the correct link to the wp-admin
  • Fixed a bug where page specific graphs were showing the “unique” legend.


  • Initial Release