tedster - 1:02 am on Apr 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
if it is something that is being measured by google, I can't help but think that they are somehow using that information for something.
Google tracks all kinds of data that they don't actively use in the ranking formulas. Reading their collection of patents makes that pretty clear to me.
I think that message is a classic case of an FYI message: "Hey buddy, you're blocking this many URLs that we know about. Just in case it's a technical error, we thought you should know what we see."