Tracking Search Bots in Google Analytics – International Style

A few years ago while I was with Cardinal Path, I created a PHP script to track search and other common bots inside Google Analytics that would otherwise be ignored with the standard JS/cookie-based solution.  You can read more about the original script and instructions here:

Tracking Search Bots in Google Analytics (Cardinal Path)

I made the script available in the hopes that some people would take it and apply it to some really interested use cases.  My former co-worker, Ani Lopez, was able to showcase the script and its importance for analyzing search engine bot activity for International SEO. Check out his presentation from the International Search Summit @ SMX Advanced 2012:

I would love to see more use of the script. Any more clever examples out there? 😉

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