Last night I got thinking about some search engine possibilities and creative ways that I can tackle a couple problems I am having. All of my ideas basically boiled down to having some more research data and I wanted to try a couple experiments myself.
In the end I got an idea that I decided could actually help me quite a bit in terms of investigating things. I am not so sure if it will be an actionable tool, but hey, maybe you guys can expand on the idea and make it awesome.
I want a web based app that simply pings me every time a search engine spider visits my site. I don’t want a notification for each page, but a simple notification of when the spider arrives, how long it was there for, how many pages it crawled, and when it left. I am sure this can be done with a bit of PHP and looking at the server logs, but I don’t have the skills to build this myself.
What got me thinking about some other possibilities was a little tool that I stumbled upon yesterday. It is called Serperture and seems to be an “SEO reporting and analysis tool“. There is pretty much only a landing page up at the moment, but it looks like it could be a really useful tool for SEO’s like me out there. The more tools and scripts I have at my disposal the better.
What do you guys think about that little script? Any other ways that you could use it or expand on it?