[thelist] PHP HTTP referrer processor ?

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Tue Dec 10 04:42:01 CST 2002


> From: Philip Lee
> Hi all.  I've got a client who uses the PostNuke CMS and
> who wants to tune his meta tags based on the keywords
> that users uses to find his site.

doesn't it make more sense to target commonly used search terms that they
*aren't* finding his site with?

more importantly, meta keywords aren't used anymore except by a single
search engine and even then they're only one of many factors in determining

if your client wants to chase down good search engine rankings, there are
much more effective methods than fuddling with meta keywords (which will
have practically zero return).

> Does anyone know if there is a script (preferably in
> PHP) that will parse the referrers, will identify those
> from search engines and will then pull out the keywords
> that were used to search for the site, ideally grouping
> them so that the most common keywords can be identified?

yeah, most any traffic reporting program will do that for you just by
supplying it with your basic weblogs.  no sense reinventing the wheel,


jeff at members.evolt.org

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