Custom Logfile Analysis Utilities &
an eBay Image Theft Detector
Synergetics, Box 809, Thatcher, AZ 85552
copyright c2003 as GuruGram #28
My ISP has been balking at paying the outrageous fees for a new Webtrends
upgrade, so I thought I might work up some freebie code that does a faster and
better job of what Webtrends was supposed to be doing in the first place.
Besides all the usual data extraction, my new and easily customizable routines let
you quickly detect eBay site wide image popularity and possible theft. They also
give you a detailed visitor-by-visitor transcript of who did what to you when.
You’ll find this new routine as LOGRPT01.PSL and a typical demo sample printout
can be found as LOGRPT01.LOG. A Sample logfile for testing can be found up as
My GONZO.PS utilities are strongly recommended but not required for the current
code version, while additional use details appear in our PostScript Library.
A few of the preliminary report features currently included are…
Total hits for session.
Total pageviews for session.
Hits per page viewed.
Pages viewed by popularity.
Total pages visited at least once.
Total pages visited.
Average visits per page.
Images downloaded by popularity:
Total images visited at least once.
Total images downloaded.
Average visits per image.
Total new ad banners delivered.
Files downloaded by popularity:
Files downloaded at least once.
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Total files downloaded.
Average visits per file.
Utilities downloaded by popularity:
Utilities downloaded at least once.
Total utilities downloaded.
Average visits per utility.
Specific crucial file download stats.
404 errors by severity:
Unique 404 file not found errors.
Total 404 file not found errors.
404 file errors as a hit percentage.
eBay image requests by popularity:
Total eBay images per item requests.
Total eBay images requested.