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klaw07

1:19 am on Oct 19, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I know that spiders can be tracked by IP address, but is there any easier way? And is there any free way? Thanks a bunch.
1:41 am on Oct 19, 2000 (gmt 0)

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>is there any easier way
No not really if you are wanting to check them for cloaking. But if you just want to watch them, you could fallow the user agent.

>And is there any free way?
Yes plenty.
If you are interested I'll post a simple script that you could call via SSI and it will print up a record for you. But you may want to check out the Traxis if you want
something more Robust.

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I put the wrong script name in there, oops.

klaw07

7:06 pm on Oct 19, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I am just looking to see when certain engines visit my site???
9:40 pm on Oct 19, 2000 (gmt 0)

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although not free - I always keep an eye on my webtrends report - they list visiting spiders.