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Comments: Googlebot statistics


The Perl program below processes an access log file as generated by the Apache HTTP server and creates output which can be imported in a spread sheet program, for example Calc, which comes with OpenOffice.org, or Microsoft Excel.

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In sourceforge you will find awstats.pl, which does similar things and has a good per crawler break-down... that said, only consider awstats.pl if you want to re-use a few bits and extend the functionality, of course...

All projects begin small.

Posted by Roy Schestowitz at 06:58 GMT on 5 December 2005

Hi Roy,

I only know awstats.pl from the "hack" attempts I see now and then on my site, so I have no idea if it's comparable. My script does a very fine break-down for Googlebot only, since that is what I am interested in the most.

I might add a thing or two to this script, but don't expect too much (it will stay a small tool).

Posted by John Bokma at 04:23 GMT on 6 December 2005

It looks like it doesn't work b/c the regex isn't matching googlebot.com. In my access log, it looks like this: - - [15/Sep/2006:03:21:21 -0400] "GET
/shells/printer.phtml?id=5112 HTTP/1.1" 200 5084 "-" "Mozilla/5.0
(compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)"
Posted by Jason at 21:03 GMT on 26 October 2006

Hi Jason, it doesn't work, because the Perl program assumes that host names are in the first column, not ip addresses. I will look into a fix for this.

Posted by John Bokma at 02:13 GMT on 27 October 2006

I was able to get it to work by tweaking the regexp:

$line =~ m!


That should work for domain names, too.

Posted by Jason at 12:23 GMT on 27 October 2006

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