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Could it effect ranking on MSN?

     
8:35 am on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just put google analyitics on my site then realized all bots will see this code, does anyone think this may effect rankings on MSN or elsewhere?
2:18 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If you are using PHP then use this:


<?php if ($_SERVER[HTTP_REFERER])) {?> Analytics Code <?php }?>

(where 'Analytics Code' is the code they provide)

Legitimate search robots don't use HTTP_REFERER headers.

8:46 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Using ASP - I wonder if MSN (for instance) might penalize you when it detects the code?
8:58 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have not seen my sites penalized yet for the code. I have some good traffic and SERP results from MSN. Some of my sites I view in google analytics get most of it's traffic from MSN and I have not made any changes to the code.
10:48 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I set up google analytics just on an index of a site to test and compare my other stats a couple months ago and that site was a victim of MSN's index page disappearing act. The rest of the pages are in MSN and get search results but the index page is still missing (still with google analytics on it) I think MSNdud said that index page issue would be solved but not for me yet. I don't want to remove google analytics cause I'm still using it and rank well with goo and yah anyhoo. In my sector I can't find anyone using the goo analytics on any SE results so nothing to compare to. Looks like MSN did do a major update yesterday but they forgot my homepage again ;)
1:44 pm on Mar 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have use both G Analytics & G Adsense, and my site has never ranked so well on MSN. Though for testing purposes I think I will try Vinces code and see if I notice any difference.
9:57 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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some personal firewalls also block $_SERVER[HTTP_REFERER] (norton for instance), so these would not be shown the code either.
11:19 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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<side issue>

Dodger how long had you been waiting to get Analytics?
I signed up shortly after the start and i'm still waiting.

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PanUK - didn't have to wait at all, straight in.

Try starting the process again, that might work.

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