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How do I check if my site has been spidered?

Discussion in 'Traffic Analysis' started by rbay, Aug 25, 2004.

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    How do I check if my site has been spidered?
     
    rbay, Aug 25, 2004 IP
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Check your HTTP logs for the user agent of the spider you are looking for.
     
    digitalpoint, Aug 25, 2004 IP
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    ResaleBroker Active Member

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    If you insert this code [modify the email] into your PHP page [for instance your index page] it will send you an email every time Google spiders that page.

    If Google spiders your site a lot be prepared for a lot of emails ;)

    <?
    if(eregi("googlebot",$HTTP_USER_AGENT))
    {
    if ($QUERY_STRING != "")
    {$url = "http://".$SERVER_NAME.$PHP_SELF.'?'.$QUERY_STRING;}
    else
    {$url = "http://".$SERVER_NAME.$PHP_SELF;}
    $today = date("F j, Y, g:i a");
    mail("you@yourdomain.com", "Googlebot detected on http://$SERVER_NAME", "$today - Google crawled $url");
    }
    ?>
     
    ResaleBroker, Aug 25, 2004 IP
  4. rbay

    rbay Well-Known Member

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    Thank you both for you answers. I will go try those suggestions.
     
    rbay, Aug 25, 2004 IP
  5. expat

    expat Stranger from a far land

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    ..assuming you have a log analyser.

    A good one to start off with is the light version @ http://weblogexpert.com/
    you can load it to your windows pc and than get the log files either directly from your webhost or ftp them to your win pc.
    I use awstats (standard) it's free, if it's not installed on your host you can get a copy and install it in the cgi directory.
    Both give you info about which spider when keywords keyphrases and of course visitors/pages
    M
     
    expat, Aug 26, 2004 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Or I could hook you up with Botspotter, 'bout time I got it going again.

    Sarah
     
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    PR Weaver Peon

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    You may try RobotStats...
    It's an open source free application I wrote in PHP/MySQL, which analyzes the visits of search engine robots.

    A new version will be released within 15 days...

    Best,
    PR Weaver
     
    PR Weaver, Aug 26, 2004 IP
  8. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Or check Google's cache dates and cache in general if G is what you are interested in.
     
    T0PS3O, Aug 26, 2004 IP