Here’s something from my mailbox – someone wanted to know how he could crawl his site and confirm that all of his pages really have the Google Analytics tracking-code on them. WordPress users have it easy, there are plugins that handle it automatically. Sometimes it’s worth asking nicely – let me show you how I did it. As a bonus, I’ll also show how you can check the AdSense ID on your pages, if you’re worried that you copy/pasted it incorrectly.
This is pretty much cross-platform, but as a Windows-user you’ll have to grab and install two files first:
- wget – a tool to download copies of web pages
- UnxTools – a collection of popular Unix/Linux tools for the hacker in you
Extract the ZIP files, copy the contents somewhere where you can find it and make sure that the appropriate folders are in your “path” (the files you’ll need for UnxTools are in “…\usr\local\wbin”). We’ll need to access these tools through the command line. I have a feeling I may need to elaborate on that for Windows users — let me know if that’s the case.
First, we’ll mirror our site on our local machine (this assumes that your site is crawlable; if it isn’t, then fix it first ):
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