In the fast-paced world of online business and SEO, ensuring a seamless user experience is paramount. As websites become increasingly complex, it becomes essential to identify and rectify any issues that may hinder performance or compromise user satisfaction. 

Enter Google-InspectionTool, a powerful resource that assists website owners and developers in analyzing and improving their websites. In this article, we will delve into the features and benefits of this innovative tool and explore how it can optimize website performance.

What is Google-InspectionTool

Google-InspectionTool, a recently unveiled crawler by Google, serves as the new Googlebot responsible for detecting crawling activity within Google’s testing tools. This crawler plays a crucial role in facilitating the functioning of tools such as the rich results test and Google Search Console’s URL inspection tool, enabling efficient identification and analysis of web content.

Google posted details about this new crawler in its help document. It says, “Google-InspectionTool is the crawler used by Search testing tools such as the Rich Result Test and URL inspection in Search Console. Apart from the user agent and user agent token, it mimics Googlebot.”

Why is Google-InspectTool Important?

If you have a keen interest in analyzing crawling and bot activity through log files, you may come across instances of the Google-InspectionTool. This is particularly noticeable when utilizing the Rich Result Test and URL inspection features in Google Search Console.

However, if you encounter any difficulties with these tools while they perform their functions, it’s possible that you are unintentionally blocking access to your site by the Google-InspectionTool user agent. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that you have granted permission for the Google-InspectionTool to crawl your site, especially if you have stringent rules in place.



Ansley is the Content Marketing Manager at Boostability. Since graduating from Utah State University with two degrees in Communication Studies and Journalism: Public Relations, Ansley specializes in creating engaging and informative SEO content for readers, customers, and partners through different marketing channels. Along with creating new content, Ansley works to keep content organized and creates and executes new content strategies. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, visit National Parks, and loves all things Disney.