Bigwebmaster - 4:19 pm on Mar 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
I noticed an interesting observation and am just curious if anybody else has noticed this. In Google Webmaster Tools, if you look at your crawl stats there, ours have had a slight uptrend in the last 3 months, so nothing abnormal there, between 40000 and 60000 pages crawled per day. Time spent downloading a page is rather flat at around 150 ms over the last 3 months. The chart that stands out to be is the "Kilobytes downloaded per day". Since mid February that has tripled from about 500000 KB per day to 1500000 KB per day. Not sure how it could be related, but timing wise its related to this update and normally the Kilobytes downloaded per day is relatively flat, except since Mid Feb it is going up and up.