Product Update – Recent Improvements – September 2022

Andrew Levey

On 20th September 2022 • 6 min read

Our team has been working on a super exciting new project that we’re looking forward to telling you all about very soon. But they’ve also found time to make a few other improvements in the meantime. Here’s a look at some of the recent improvements we’ve made to the Deepcrawl platform.



Account Admin Redesign

It’s been a few months now since we unveiled our sleek new look, but the keen eyed among you might have noticed that the Account Admin had been resisting change. Well, we’re pleased to say that it has now fully jumped on board and has the same great look as the rest of the Deepcrawl platform. 

You’ll be pleased to know that the functionality remains pretty much the same, so things will work in the same way as you’re familiar with. The only exception is the subscription page, where we’ve improved the layout, so it’s easier for you to see your current subscription and request changes. 

Deepcrawl - Subscription Page

Analytics Hub


New Source Overlap Chart

A few months back, we added some more charts to the Log Files category, to increase the analysis and insights you get from log files. 

One of the new charts was the Indexable Pages Source Overlap designed to identify groups of indexable pages that are only in the primary source, or only in compared sources. The original version of the chart was a venn diagram which, while looking great, actually turned out to be not so useful. 

So, we’ve created an all new Source Overlap Chart (which you’ll find on the Log Files Overview dashboard). Not only is it now much more useful, it still looks pretty good too.

Deepcrawl Log File Analysis - Source Overlap Chart

Improved Projects View

Finally for Analytics Hub, we’ve made a few improvements to the Projects views. First we’ve added the website Favicon to make different domains more distinctive (you’ll also see this in project search). The status tags have also been updated to make it easier to differentiate between different crawl statuses. 

We’ve also updated the details that you’ll see on the ‘Running Crawls’ screen, to provide more useful information about the crawl progress, including the crawl speed and the number of URLs crawled. 

Deepcrawl - Running crawls project view

Monitor Hub


Smart Alerts

Back in May we announced the latest addition to the Deepcrawl platform – Monitor Hub – designed to drastically cut time spent monitoring multiple domains or large, complex websites. As well as providing a high-level overview of all domains or site sections in one place, Monitor Hub includes customizable alerts based on the reports available in Deepcrawl, delivered via email, Slack or Teams. 

We’ve had some really positive feedback on Monitor Hub since we launched, but one area that we were encouraged to look at was around the maintenance of alert thresholds, which was a bit of a daunting prospect for those managing multiple sites who are likely to have a number of alerts that need maintaining. 

So, let us introduce you to Smart Alerts! Now you can allow Monitor Hub to automatically set new thresholds for your alerts, based on recent crawl data. Now, we appreciate that some alerts might be so important that the thought of a machine automatically updating settings might bring some people out in a cold sweat. But worry not. For each alert you can choose whether to use Smart Alerts or not, and whether to use them for when an issue gets better, worse or both. You can even get Monitor Hub to suggest the new thresholds to you, and manually accept or reject as necessary. 

Find out more about Smart Alerts in our Monitor Hub Getting Started Guide.

Deepcrawl Monitor Hub - Smart Alerts

Coming Soon…

New Report Categorization

With so much data available in Deepcrawl, we’re always looking at ways we can improve how the data and reports are laid out in the platform. To this end, our team has been putting a lot of time and brain-power into devising a new, improved categorization structure for the Deepcrawl reports, which will make it easier to identify issues and dive into the data to diagnose. It will also create opportunities for us to deliver new views and insights. 

But don’t panic – we’ll be giving you the opportunity to toggle the new categorization structure on and off, so you’ll have time to explore at your own pace. 

Custom Reports

While we’re always looking at useful new reports to include in the Deepcrawl platform, we appreciate that there may be some reports that would be useful to your specific business. That’s why we’re working on giving you the ability to create your own reports using the data available in Deepcrawl. More on this coming soon. 


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