This plugin enables tracking spiders and bots via Google analytics without harc-coding your template files. Tracking bots and spiders on your website can help you understanding if all pages are visited by search engines or some of them have crawling problems. It is also useful to conduct SEO tests, if have not access to your server logs.
In order to make this plugin work, you need 2 thing:
A new profile within your Google Analytics account. Select a “Add a Profile for a new domain”. Name it as you like (I suggest bots.mydomain.com). Take note of the Web Property ID (UA-XXXXXX-YY).
The Google identifier of your domain, that’s the value of your _utma cookie on your website. Yo find this, use Mozilla Firefox (Tools>> Options>>> Show Cookies). Find your site, expand and look for the cookie named “_utma” (look at the first screenshot).
Once you have this informations, you can install and activate the plugin.
For more information visit: WP Bots Analytics Plugin on Giuseppe Pastore’s site
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Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Add the Web Property ID from Google Analytics (UA-XXXXXX-YY) to the settings (Admin > Settings > Bots Analytics)
Add the first number of your __utma cookie to the settings (Admin > Settings > Bots Analytics)
If you check ‘I like this plugin!’ chechbox (Admin > Settings > Bots Analytics), your will credit the author with a link from your footer
No, you don’t, this is not required.
Contributors & Developers
“WP Bots Analytics” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
- Original release
- Fixed BingBot identification issues