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Sub-Domains and Web Trends

8:04 pm on Aug 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I have been told that it is not possible for us to do tracking on sub-domains using Web Trends.

I was also told that the only way for us to do this is to run a seperate report for each sub-domain.....is there any way to do all of them together?

1:28 pm on Aug 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I work with Andrew, and just wanted to offer some more information on the predicament we are particularly in.

For SEO-related issues, we have chosen to utilize sub domains to assist our rankings and so on within a particular internal project we have recently produced and launched.

Yesterday though, amidst setting up Webtrends reporting on this particular website, I ran into some issues. Because we are using sub domains, our server is set up to use a different IP address per site (I configured IIS to see each sub domain as it's own website). We are running NT 4.0 as a server, and have IIS as the management console. And, when I attempt to accumulate all of the log files, Webtrends gives me an error saying that it appears as though I am combining logs from various websites into one report, and that I need add-on software. Which, I cannot purchase because our Webtrends license is used on a colocated server that we lease out.

So, is there a way to fool WT into reporting them all as one? I know that it is helpful to see them separately anyways, but I am simply curious as I would like to get a quick view automated for my morning stat-checking...

Also, does anyone know how to reliably block out all reporting of code-red related requests? I had thought that using an exclusion filter and excluding *.ida and *.exe would be perfect, but it seemingly only works on ONE site profile. Not good!

Thanks in advance to anyone who may be of assistance!


1:35 pm on Aug 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

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You ran into the exact reason why I decided not to use Webtrends. They really need to adapt to this type of site develoment. Have you talked with them about the situation?. I know their tech support is good.
2:07 pm on Aug 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>>So, is there a way to fool WT into reporting them all as one?

You could edit the log file to replace the "Computer name" and "IP address of server" fields with a constant values for all of your subdomains.

The IIS log format is documented here [microsoft.com]


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