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What software you are using as a Webmaster?

Msg#: 4393164 posted 9:24 pm on Dec 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

As a webmaster, what software you are using to keep the track of all of your websites? I developed my own way of doing it with MS Excel but I would really like to know if there is a software that has all the things a webmaster needs.



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Msg#: 4393164 posted 12:00 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

The answer will depend on the number of sites being managed, how active they are, the underlying business being supported to name only a few possible factors. I manage one site for a B&M business plus several hobby sites. For that my increasingly fallible memory is still adequate.


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Msg#: 4393164 posted 2:32 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

I would really like to know if there is a software that has all the things a webmaster needs.
Can you be more specific about what you, as a webmaster, believe you need to track your sites?

Msg#: 4393164 posted 1:42 am on Dec 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanx for the replies.
Well, I don't have to many websites and they are not busy kind of websites. Around 20 domains mostly for the businesses that operate well without the need to advertise and generate traffic and sales through the web. So basically, what I am dealing right now is reissuing a email settings, updating the websites with articles now and then and backing them up. Now it looks to me that I might become little bit more busy, so that's when I start thinking wouldn't be nice to have a software where I can just click on a domain from the list and see all the info about domain, contacts, hosting plan, email accounts, support tickets, comments, complaints, reports and reports deliveries... The usual stuff. I was looking into Act by sage software. That kind of stuff but more for webmasters.


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Msg#: 4393164 posted 3:18 am on Dec 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

@Jeromero: Welcome to Webmasterworld (some of us forget our manners) (Smiling!).

What we use is based on what we need to track. A few websites... smaller. A lot of websites... larger. A multi-million biz requires something entirely different as the scale is enormous. It also makes a difference as to what you are tracking. If one is interested in the number of websites, passwords, domain renewals, etc, then Excel is a fine product. If one is tracking referrals, keywords, etc., then a more robust database will be necessary. If reporting on these aspects then either custom queries in the database or commercially available packages might be required.

In all cases just about everything starts with the raw access logs.


Msg#: 4393164 posted 6:40 am on Dec 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thank you :)
I see. That is roughly how I was thinking. I should be okay with Excel then for now. If I get more busy with such a requirements as a tracking referrals, keywords... then I will look for other options.
Would you recommend any reading material on this subject or maybe mentioning some of the commercially available packages?

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