See which page the bot visited – and which it didn’t
ResourcesSee all crawled / requested resources from bots and humans. Whetherthey've requested an image, robots.txt files, or simply an URL, you'll see it in Google Analytics.
BotnamesSee exactly which bots are crawling your site. You'll see all 10 different Google bots, Bing bots, etc. We even make sure that it is the bot that it claims it is by verifying their IP address against our list.
PageviewsSee how often bots are visiting your ULRs and resources and make sure to funnel them to your most valuable pages.
Google AnalyticsGA is by far the best UI to monitor bots. You'll see how bots flow through your site as sessions in GA. Its powerful reporting and alert systems make it extremely handy.
Custom DimensionsLog Hero gives you nine custom dimensions from Request Method to Botname to Hostname, so you can make sense of your logs. In GA you can correlate them with all relevant metrics.
Analyze the bot’s behavior in Google Analytics just like for human users
After a quick sign up and the integration of one of our SDKs in your source code, Log Hero will capture any page or ressource delivered by your server
Any server activity will be uploaded as a page view to Google Analytics. This way you can follow bots around as if they were humans.
And as a bonus: this way you can also see human users that block trackers (and hence are usually not tracked by Google Analytics).
You get all aspects of professional log file analysis – without messing around with Log Files
How does the log Hero get your log data into GA?
1. Bot visit
Google and Bing regularly send their bots and spiders to crawl and index your website. Usually, you don’t see them in GA.
2. Add Integration
Log Hero has integrations for several servers and frameworks. They automatically catch all hits from bots.
And you don’t have to bother with the real server logs.
3. Data in GA
Log Hero then uploads the hits as page views to a new GA property. This allows you to analyze Googlebots like never before.
WHAT THE PROS SAY ABOUT LOG ANALYSIS
@glenngabe Log files are so underrated, so much good information in them.— John ☆.o(≧▽≦)o.☆ (@JohnMu) 5. April 2016
If you manage a big site and you're not doing log file analysis, you're not doing SEO right.— Matthew Howells-Barby (@matthewbarby) 3. August 2017
Not shocked about asking and not getting them... but thinking that they’re not needed? That’s worrying :/ https://t.co/5YuDLB8tkh— Aleyda Solis (@aleyda) October 3, 2017
When I read SEO blog post about website migration without any mention of Log file analysis... pic.twitter.com/JnIwQFrT1j— Francois Goube (@francoisgoube) 5. März 2018
Yes, that's still the case. Sometimes discouraging crawling is also helpful. Check your log files, they explain crawling of your site best.— John ☆.o(≧▽≦)o.☆ (@JohnMu) 1. Juni 2017
Google: Watch Your Log Files To See If You Moved To The Mobile-First Index https://t.co/HxgFn7zvpx— Aleyda Solis (@aleyda) 15. Dezember 2017
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