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January 14, 2004, 5:34 pm
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Re: Tracking hits
I browse over my log files every 12 hours or so, looking for viruses, code
404s and anything else interesting that occurs. Every month I join all the
62 x 12 hour files together and run analog.exe which is a free web log
If you want, you can set switches so that all incoming hits get reverse IP
address lookup. It takes ages and consumes bandwidth but it will give you
some idea of country of origin etc. It was interesting to start with but I
found I could do little to investigate, for example, why I was getting so
little traffic from Japan and China for example. I have never found out how
to get web pages associated evenly with all countries in Google. There
seems to be some bias, maybe depending on server IP address, maybe content,
maybe url name - I just don't know. It would be nice if there was a <meta
name="country" content="worldwide" > that you could use to tell Google that
the page was evenly applicable to all countries.
If you run Analog.exe against each individual page on your site, one a time,
which is very tedious, you can get an idea of how the traffic flows to the
page, like what proportions of visitors come from each of the other pages or
from outside the site. I've no idea how to analyse outgoing traffic from a
page - like which links are used to leave the page..
Does anyone know of any better free web log analysers?.
Best regards, Eric.