Analytics and web scraping for valuable information can be fun, but it can also be inappropriate if not done in the correct way. In his new blog post, Faisal Anderson discusses what log files, how you can access the log files for your website and what you should be looking for when you do. By paying attention to the IP address, date and time accessed, and even the request method, this data can unlock powerful doors for you and help boost your business.
- Log Files are just files that keep track of who is making requests to access your website.
- Whenever a bot wants access to your site, the data on it is stored in a log.
- Having access to this data can help you find errors on your website and tell you how crawling is being affected by your SEO.
“Which means most SEOs are missing out on unique and invaluable insights that regular crawling tools just can’t produce.”