What Is Crawl Rate

You may not know what “Crawl Rate”Crawler budget” means. These are terms often used by SEO companies when reporting or explaining certain performance metrics. Both of these terms can mean different things, but to most of us they mean that a website that gets more hits on a particular day, week, or month is considered to be more effective, thereby receiving a higher crawl budget. We will discuss the difference between the two terms as well as why they are so important in your SEO efforts.

Crawl rate is just the number of times the crawler (that is, the robot that actually finds websites by crawling them) makes contact with a website. In order for a website to have a higher “Crawl rate,” it must have more contacts with the robot. In addition, some sites have repeat visitors. Some people may come to a website more than once or twice. The nature of these sites can get in the way of the crawler or it may just never get the crawl attempt that it wanted. The more hits a site has, the higher its “Crawl rate.” Google webmaster tools will provide a site’s “Crawl rate” and this is what you should be looking at to get an idea of how effective your site is to get traffic to your website.

It should be noted that the same “Crawler” doesn’t always visit all of the sites on the same day or week. A website that seems to have more hits on any given day or week could have a higher “Crawl rate” than a site that has low “Crawl rates.” When a website has a high “Crawl rate,” it means that there are a lot of visits each day to the site. If the website has a high crawl rate, it will also have a higher “Crawl budget.” The higher the “Crawl rate,” the more likely a site will get a lot of traffic. This is important to the success of your online business.

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