February 2006

On his blog Google technician Matt Cutts just announced a new Google service called “Google Pages“. It’s a simple page creator combined with webhosting. You can setup your site from a choice of templates and edit the content in a AJAX web editor. Usage doesn’t differ much from all other Google services like Gmail and stuff, even the autosave features from Gmail is there ;-)

It’s not possible to save the generated to your own webspace, it will be published on a google subdomain like user.name.googlepages.com.

Currently Awstats can only distinguish between visitors from the normal google websearch and the imagesearch. If you are operating a webshop you will probably want to split the websearch stats into goole and froogle. This is possible by adding froogle to the list of recognized search engines in awstats. While this is a simple process of just adding 4 lines to a perl file, you should keep in mind that after each update of awstats the process will have to be repeated.

Here is how to add froogle to awstats:

First locate “search_engines.pm” (on a unix machine it is located inside /hostroot/cgi-bin/lib) and open it in you favorite text editor.

At the top of the file add froogle to the array “@SearchEnginesSearchIDOrder_list1″ right after image.google like this:


Now do a search for “google_image”. It should appear three times in the file. After each of the lines containing “google_image” add a corresponding line for froogle:

No.1 in %SearchEnginesHashLib

'google_froogle','Google (Froogle)',

No. 2 in %SearchEnginesHashID


No. 3 in %SearchEnginesKnownUrl


That’s all, ready to go. After the next update run you should see Froogle-visitors listed as “Google (Froogle)” in your stats.