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Use trackSearchHits.cgi to examine the traffic your site is receiving from the major search engines. This free web analytics software will examine an Apache web server log and will display hits generated by clicks from Yahoo, MSN and Google searches.

Each hit from a search engine will be displayed in a row with these columns:
  • Time
  • IP Address
  • Source of Hit
  • Search Keywords
At the bottom of the page, a bar chart will be displayed comparing the number of hits from each search engine.

trackSearchHits.cgi - Uses a demo log file created from excerpts of one of our actual log files. We would never use our clients' logs. See our privacy policy.

Download script [UNIX] [Windows] to your machine.
Edit the line that reads:
so the CGI script will know where your Apache web server log file resides. Also, edit the line that reads:
and fill in the domain name of your web server. Upload trackSearchHits.cgi to a directory on your web server where you can run CGI scripts. Change permissions to make the file executable (chmod +x or chmod 755). If any of these instructions do not make sense, ask your webmaster or web hosting company to handle this for you. Or, contact us to become a client and we will install this free web analytics software and other custom search marketing reports on your site.

This free CGI script only works on web sites using the Apache web server on a UNIX platform. It will parse a web server log that is in Apache combined log format. The script is open source code.

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