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Any desktop app that extracts keywords from referring URLs
It's 2011. There must be an app for that...

 11:29 pm on Dec 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

Apologies in advance if this is something that's been hashed over forever, and I'll gladly take my lumps if so.

So a client of mine has an analytics package set up that's capturing good referring URL data but not organic keyword data. What I have is lots and lots of referring URLs from organic search engines, but the precious keyword data is still "locked up" inside those URLs.

I'm thinking, "Hey, it's 2011, there *must* be some desktop app out there that'll take a column of search engine referrer data and then extract the keywords into a new column." However, so far I'm striking out.

What say you, Webmaster World sages?



 10:05 pm on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

If this technically isn't a "website technology" issue, would someone be so kind to point me to a forum (here or "abroad") where this question might have a shot at getting answered?


 10:24 pm on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

I would think the Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging forum would be the place to ask.


 10:36 pm on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Great, I'll do that. Cheers Dijkgraaf!


 8:42 am on Dec 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

Question resides here now: [webmasterworld.com...]

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