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GoogleTrax v1.0 -
Anyone using this?
GodLikeLotus

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Msg#: 9937 posted 3:37 pm on Mar 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Has anybody heard of or using this Perl script to track the Googlebot?

 

GodLikeLotus

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Msg#: 9937 posted 4:05 pm on Mar 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

I will take this as a NO then. I did think someone would have answered this, guess everyone is too busy worrying about the UPDATE.

netguy

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Msg#: 9937 posted 4:15 pm on Mar 5, 2003 (gmt 0)


Godlikelotus... actually, I thought is was a great question! Was waiting around myself hoping one of these gurus had used it before. My biggest problem is that I use WebTrends v5.5 and get Googlebot, IP 216's and 64's all over the place, yet would love to know if there was a single software offering that could monitor everything (including multiple virtual domains). I guess we'll see...

webby2001

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Msg#: 9937 posted 4:21 pm on Mar 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes I'm using Googletrax and it is very good. Another good one by the way is Googlestats.

I'd post the links but it's a no-no here. (Taken to extremes and to the detriment of the forum as a whole I'm afraid to say mods).

sticky me for the stats url on my own site and download urls if interested.

netguy

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Msg#: 9937 posted 4:31 pm on Mar 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Webby2001... I took a quick look at both. Which do you personally prefer for reliability, reporting, etc - GoogleTrax, or GoogleStats?

webby2001

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Msg#: 9937 posted 4:42 pm on Mar 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Both do what it says on the tin really (english expression). Googletrax requires a cgi server side include which isnt a problem if your server can run .htaccess for non .shtml pages. Googlestats is a little limited as it can only easily be implemeted in php pages, you can however include it by using an iframe on a normal .html page.

Googlestats has going for it the fact that it doesnt just track googlebot visits but also other major bots such as slurp, scooter etc.

Googletrax is real easy to implement and for googlebot tracking is probably or you will need. Googletrax is however being expanded for other robots as we speak.

It's horses for course really. Both do the job they are supposed to do. Many won't see a need but they are particularly useful for seo's who want to know if there is still time to tweak a site before googlebot maincrawl (216)comes along.

[edited by: webby2001 at 4:45 pm (utc) on Mar. 5, 2003]

GodLikeLotus

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Msg#: 9937 posted 4:44 pm on Mar 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Webby2001, Thank You

netguy

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Msg#: 9937 posted 4:44 pm on Mar 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Good to know info... thanks!

The Subtle Knife

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Msg#: 9937 posted 7:15 pm on Mar 5, 2003 (gmt 0)


I'd post the links but it's a no-no here. (Taken to extremes and to the detriment of the forum as a whole I'm afraid to say mods).

What, this thread not been <snipped> yet?

;-)

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