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natobasso's picture
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How do i find out who is visiting my site

I don't want to know how many, I want to know WHO is visiting my site on a daily basis and what search terms they are using. How can I get this info from google webmaster tools or my adwords account?

An outside source, leadlanding.com, is getting this info; I'm sure I should be able to since I'm the webmaster of my site. :)

Any help appreciated.

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Ivan's picture

Who, like what are the names of the people? I don't think you can get that. The maximum information you can get is the IP address. Search terms are easy to find out. You can use google analytics to generate the keywords people find your site with...

natobasso's picture
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How does a company like www.leadlander.com find out that a certain company visited my site yesterday, how many times they visited and what search term they used to find me? They say they have this data available. Check out their demo here:

http://www.leadlander.com/members/dashboard.asp?llun=Demo6&refresh=Y

There's got to be some way I can find out this info in Google, I just can't find it; and I've been all through Analytics. It stops short of saying where each person is coming from.

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gwells's picture
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thus they can tell that IBM owns XX range of IP addresses, so if you had XX visits from that range, you had XX visits from IBM.

natobasso's picture
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I see. So they are running the ips against a database of companies in order to come up with the company names?

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Ivan's picture

They may be able to identify IP addresses and link them to company addresses. So you will know if people from Apple checked your site, but nothing more. :)

gwells's picture
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it's just a guess, tho. seems most logical, tho.

mara06's picture
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With my former Web host, that was one of several services I could access by logging into the admin page of my site. My new SP probably does the same thing. I haven't tried it out yet, since the site itself is still a work in progress. I didn't realize outside companies could do this also. That's kind of creepy if they can do it without your persmission. Anyway, Nat, it seems to me that you could get this info. Maybe just call your Web host to find out where they hide the data? Or try going to your site and adding /admin or something like that to the URL. You'd need to log in with your usual seekrit stuf.

Mara

natobasso's picture
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Can't call the webhost because we host the website ourselves where I work. :) But I do appreciate your information. Tracking the IP makes sense, and it's just a matter of tracking that data which is why, now, I can understand charging for it. You go through a list of ips and you can get the owners of those sites, but getting each one takes time.

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smartgrafix's picture
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This website offers a tracking service which is free (with some limitations):
http://my2.statcounter.com/
I've had it installed on my site for a few weeks & it does give very detailed stats. Doesn't give you the name of viewers hitting your website, but does give you search terms & search engine used, their IP address & ISP.

natobasso's picture
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Very good, I'll give it a shot.

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mara06's picture
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There are places online that will identify owners. Here's one that I've found useful:

http://www.completewhois.com/

The one you've provided sounds much more sophisticated. Looks like it's worth a try! Thanks.

Nat, I just noticed you are also hoping to find what the search terms were. Has any of us managed to touch on that aspect? I forget if my Web host used to go that far.

Mara

mara06's picture
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Mara

Heinz's picture
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Hi, If you are still looking for tools that can tell you Who is visiting your website? Consider using www.userreport.com

It will tell you a lot more about your visitors than just the usual metrics. The service is free and it gives a comprehensive amount of informations about your users. Combine it with Google Analytics, and you will have most of the information you are requesting.

Kind regards Henrik

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