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Spying on Google: Using Log File Analysis

Log File Analysis is rarely touched on by the average SEO... but you're missing out on data that is pure gold. Imagine not "guesstimating" how Googlebot and other crawlers behave on a website with traditional crawling tools and actually knowing how Google is crawling a client's site? Imagine not having to play by the 1000 row limit in search console (without delving into the coding or the API) and having limitless data? All of this and more can be done with Log File Analysis. Learn how to actually get log files from clients (without making their brain hurt from excessive SEO jargon) and handle different Log File Types & how to diagnose any crawling issue by analysing crawling rates by sub-folder or by crawl depth, seeing behaviours on low value add URLs, reviewing how Googlebot behaves based on page speed and much, much more! This talk is for any level of SEO, and starts from the absolute basics to more advanced checks that can be performed quickly to bring massive value to clients and reveal big wins for any website.

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