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  • how to tell if Mr. googlebot is at your site

    I installed Filburts hack- to remove session ids. Just wondering how everyone can tell when googlebot is on their site???

    I turned on resolve IP's, but now I'm not sure where to go to look for Mr. googlebot.

    Any ideas?

    thanks

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    Googlebot's hostname will be something like googlebot3.google.com.. or something like that. You'll be able to tell. It has 'googlebot' in it somewhere.
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    • #3
      crawln.googlebot.com

      I just installed it on my live boards, will see if it works.
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      • #4
        Googlestats script

        http://www.googlestats.com/english/
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        • #5
          Thanks for this script... exactly what I was looking for, and more!

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          • #6
            Any using Googlestats that can help me figure out how to add their tracking code to the forum pages ?

            I tried putting it in the footer in the forum templetes, didn't work.

            I am familar with Googlestats as I use it on another website of mine (without a forum)

            Just the forum part is what I am having trouble with tracking

            <?php
            include($DOCUMENT_ROOT.'/googlestats/admin/config.php');
            include($DOCUMENT_ROOT.'/googlestats/googlestats.inc.php');
            ?>

            Thanks

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            • #7
              Put that in your phpinclude template.

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              • #8
                Easiest way to tell is that you'll have 60 guests on
                Scott MacVicar

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                • #9
                  Yes that is a very easy way...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by squall14716
                    Put that in your phpinclude template.
                    By phpinclude template, are you referring to what I already did ?
                    >I put it in my footer in the forum templetes

                    Which is on ever page of the forum, but it doesn't work.

                    I am working on editing forum/admin/config file till I find a better solution..

                    Scott, I always have 60 guests on

                    I want to see exactly how far google goes.
                    Last month googlestats showed me it went through one of our site, 50K pages. And that site has no forum.
                    Googlestats is a great little tool. Just got me stumped on the vbb pages...

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