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Making your stats public?

an accidental discovery

3:13 am on Oct 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Was Googling something random earlier and one of the titles of the pages that came up was something like 'Adsense Stats'. I had a look, and basically, someones running a click-tracking program, which outputs through a php page, which has somehow got indexed by google - making this persons clicks and destinations all public.

I'm guessing Google wouldn't be too happy about this. If you are running a click-tracker like this, you might want to check it's not getting indexed - and if you aren't, you might want to see if your competitors are . . .


4:13 am on Oct 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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How interesting roddy! I had a quick go of it and in about two minutes I have 44 click-tracker logs that are indexed by Google.

If any of you are running a click-tracker script, better make sure the Google bot can't get at it.

5:46 am on Oct 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Think I found the same 44. All they seem to show is destination, source and visitor IP. Nothing like click-through rate in the stats I found, or anything else that may make it very interesting.