__/ [www.1-script.com] on Wednesday 19 October 2005 14:58 \__
> Richard wrote:
>> I'm looking for a tool that will tell me which terms people have typed
>> into search engines to land at a particular site.
>> I'm an absolute newbie in this arena (so no flames please), but I want
>> to work this out for a range of sites (that aren't my sites - so no
>> log files).
>> Is this possible?
> If those are not your sites, you don't have access to logs and you cannot
> paste a tracking code into their HTML code, you are so out of luck!
Yes, you'd need to be an Internet God(dle) to do that, as all logs are
over there (up above in heaven or h*ll).
Ideally, you would have access to all search engines' logs, but it's im-
practical, of course. Moreover, some people tend to bump from a results
page to sites several times, so there are duplicates to consider.
>From your chair at home, the best you could possibly do is use statistics
and common sense to estimate the traffic your compeitiors get from the
search engines all together. Statistics are not enough as it's not an ex-
act science, mainly due to the exceprts from sites, which can attract or
> It would be nice to see what keywords your competitor gets traffic from,
> wouldn't it? Fortunatelly, there is still some privacy left in the
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