Search Engines List

by john on December 27, 2002

I use Webalizer for basic web log reporting and graphing. Very easy to setup, works across operating systems, and gives me just about all I need for basic analysis.

As I suspect most web log analysis software offers it has the ability to pull search strings from the referral log. The list of search engines it comes with however is fairly minimal and I have found myself having to add some as I see them in my log. Since I suspected I had missed a few in my cursory scans of the logs I decided to go on a hunt for an exhaustive list.

Here is a .txt file of what appears to be a very long list of search engine values for the Webalizer configuration files. If you don’t use Webalizer perhaps it can still be of use.

The file came courtesy of the Google cache for www.tedaldi.net/computing/webalizer/SearchEngines.txt which at this time appears to be down so I can’t give proper thanks to whoever put the list together.

Hope it is useful.

{ 4 comments }

Joe Grossberg December 27, 2002 at 8:45 am

That’s lame that MT doesn’t have built-in request logging. It’s one thing I will miss about Blogger/BlogSpot.

Joe December 27, 2002 at 11:34 am

Please disregard my latest comment.

I thought perhaps you needed to change the permissions on your files. The first time I tried to add a comment, it said that it couldnt’ rewrite index.html (presumably, it wanted to change the “0 comments” to a “1”), and the second time, it looked like the request was going to time out.

Regards,
Joe

Gerald December 30, 2002 at 3:28 pm

Relax is an interesting tool for referrer and query checking: http://ktmatu.com/software/relax/

john December 30, 2002 at 4:33 pm

Thanks for the tip, just checked it out and it looks pretty interesting.

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