Msg#: 3684420 posted 7:13 pm on Jun 26, 2008 (gmt 0)
I've always thought that the three little graphs of how many pages Google has accessed on the site, the time taken, and the amount of data transferred, were in the wrong place in WMT.
They were under Tools --> Set Crawl Rate (or was it called Crawl Stats?), and that was the place where you could also tell Google to slow down on crawling your site.
The graphs have now been split off into their own "Crawl Stats" section under Statistics, leaving the other related settings in the original "Set Crawl Rate" option under Tools.
The graphs also have a new format, and the data seems slightly better presented.
Not sure if it was a bug, but back when the website I was working on at the time only had one page, Google WMT reported anything from zero to four pages per day being crawled in those graphs. I didn't have access to the site logs to see if it was simply Google taking the same page multiple times per day, or not. Have other people seen that effect?