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The best way to monitor traffic on hundreds of websites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by eProjects, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. eProjects

    eProjects Newbie

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    Hello,

    Does anyone have experience with tracking hundreds of websites? Currently, we have 200 live websites, but there will be 700 in total soon.


    1. Would it be possible to use Google analytics for monitoring such number of websites?
    2. Do they have any limits or we can simply use one Google Analytics account to track ~700 websites?
    3. Is there a faster way to add our websites to Google Analytics instead of inserting each of them manually?

    Any tips, suggestions or ideas are more than welcome.

    Thank you
     
  2. proweb

    proweb Regular Member

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    If you want Google to know every site you own, then use Analytics.

    If you don't want Google to know what sites you own, then use something like Piwik and host it on a VPS so the analytics doesn't negatively effect the loading time of the sites.

    You do realize that you will need to add a tracking code to every page of each site? I would be more concerned about the time needed to do that than the time it takes to add a site to Google analtyics.
     
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  3. ija61

    ija61 Senior Member

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    I will suggest to use awast for this and try to code your own tool starting from the log file or using a small scrip inside each webpage that update your db.

    For this numbers of website this is the solution that I will go since no matter what traffic analyzer you will use it will be very difficult to make an analyze on all, but using your own tool you can interact all the date to concentrate on what you are looking for.
     
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  4. davie9x

    davie9x Regular Member

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    With this service http://nodeping.com you can monitor traffic from thousand of websites, but you could only add each of them one by one manually. Hope it helped. :)
     
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  5. eProjects

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    Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and ideas, they are really useful for me
     
  6. MatthewWoodward

    MatthewWoodward Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That is definetly the best thing to do and is also easily scaleable for such large volumes of sites.

    It will also ensure there is no footprint across the sites as its all server side ^^
     
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