68% Of SEOs Do Their Work Without Log File Analysis

Oct 12, 2017 • 7:41 am | comments (6) by | Filed Under SEO - Search Engine Optimization

Log Files On Fire

A few weeks ago, I conducted a poll asking SEOs how they do their job with or without log files. I discussed how log files can be an awesome way to uncover SEO issues including crawling, indexing, and even some ranking issues.

The poll showed that most SEOs, 68%, are doing their SEO services without looking at log files. We had over 350 responses and even with my poll disclaimer, the results are pretty revealing.

Almost 30% of SEOs actually said they do not need log files to do their job and an additional 38% said they would use them if they got them, but they "rarely" are able to get the log files. Only 15% said they always get the log files and 18% said they often get them.

Here are the results of the poll:

Seo Log Files Poll

Here are some reactions from the poll:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

This post was scheduled to go live today but was written earlier - I am currently offline today.

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