Msg#: 3713547 posted 12:01 am on Aug 2, 2008 (gmt 0)
I never observed this behaviour unless I completely miss the point.
My CMS (drupal) registers referers: it registers the page from where a visitor came to my site.
I was very suprised to notice that each time my site appears on a google search, my CMS registers a hit from google. I tested it myself: I enter keyword in google that will return my site (among others). Each time I do so, my site gets hit. If I hit the google search button 10 times, my cms will register 10 hits.
So does it means that google ping in real time every single url from its search results ? Was it always like that ?
Msg#: 3713547 posted 11:26 am on Aug 2, 2008 (gmt 0)
Firefox prefetch is but one of many, many applications and web services that are distorting server log analytics today. All manner of "browsing accelerators" and safety checkers do varous kinds of background prefetching for links on the currently viewed page - which can be Google search results or any other page being viewed.