Golden Phrases v1.0.3 (Freeware!)
Web access log analyzing tool for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003
How many visitors will come to your site? Whether they will find own
searching things? Whether your visitors will bring benefit for you or
only will consume your bandwidth and resources of your server? Every
webmaster or site owner are interested by these questions.
Answers to these questions almost always depend on search phrases for which
your site is optimized. Fortunately for webmasters, people frequently think
similar. And one lucky search phrase may bring to you much more visitors,
than the most expensive advertising company.
But how to find such phrases? Your web server log files contains hundreds,
thousands, or even tens of thousands different search phrases used by your
visitors. How to find in this sea of sand those grains of gold which will
make your site popular, will keep your visitors pleased, and will make you
successful? Golden Phrases will help you to find out answer to these
Golden Phrases is an web server access log files analyzing utility
specialized to analyze search phrases. It scan specified log files, retrieve
all search phrases from them, gather the statistics of using the phrases,
determine position of your site on search engines for every phrase and
estimate the perspectivity of every phrase. Let's consider in details how
Golden Phrases assume that every line of log file can contain one
referer from search phrase. Therefore, it try to apply the search engine
specific pattern for every line of log files. And if line has an string of
chars matching with pattern it assume that this line has referring URL from
search engine and try to extract the search phrase and other accompanying
information from this line.
Because Golden Phrases do not make any assumptions of a format of a
files, it's independent from format of log files, i.e. can properly handle
log files with almost any format. Also it's very fast and can understand the
compressed log files. For example, as you can see in screen shots, it parse
the 67 compressed log files with summary length of more that 300 000 lines
less than for 3 seconds with average rate 109 000 lines per second (on the
Windows 2000 system with 900MHz Celeron CPU, 256Mbyte or RAM and 5400rpm
After retrieving all search phrases and and gathering their statistics,
Golden Phrases use special formula to calculate the factor of
perspectivity for every phrase. For calculation of this factor Golden
Phrases takes into account the amount of hits for each phrase and
current position of your site on search engine for this phrase. The more
this factor, the more reasons to make the special optimization for this
You can note, that your current top search phrases has very low factor of
perspectivity. But this is all right! These phrases is already working with
full power and not requires your attention. Also note that perspectivity
factor has absolutely abstract value. It only reflects relative perspectivity
of the given phrase in comparison with others.
After launching the program, click on the "Open" button and select the log
files for processing in the "File Open" dialog (you can select several files
at once). Wait while processing will be finished and you can see your search
The report contain one phrase and position combination per line. Notice,
that if position of your site has been changed during the analyzing period,
then one phrase may appear in several lines. For every phrase is displayed
the number of visitors (Hits column), the position on search engine
(Position column) and the perspectivity factor (Score column).
Click on the columns heading to sort the report by value of this parameter.
Click again to sort in reverse order.
Click on the line to select it. Hold down Ctrl key and click on the
lines to select several lines. Hold down Shift key and click on the
start and end line to select the range of lines. So, all as usually in
Windows environment :).
Search phrases statistics - for each phrase you can see the number
of visitors which find your site using this phrase. This is most common
feature. Almost all log analyzers have such feature, even freeware tools
- the Webalizer,
or ClickTracks Analyzer
Site position for phrases - more advanced feature, allows you to see
the position of your site in search engines.
There is a lot of tools which also can determine the position. But this
tools usually request the position directly from search engines and
therefore require the connection to Internet, consume a lot of time and
Unlike such tools, Golden Phrases retrieve this information just from
log files and therefore get result instantly and without additional cost.
The main disadvantages of such method is less precision - you will see
position of phrases rounded to length of search page.
Perspectivity of phrases - the unique feature of Golden Phrases,
allow you to select the most perspective phrases for further optimization
of your site.
- Supported search engines - Golden Phrases currently support only
Google. But support of other search
engines keep in mind while developing and can be easily added in the
- Format of log files - Golden Phrases is absolutely independent from
of a format of log files and can properly handle almost any log file. The
main requirement is one referrer per line. It also understand the log files
compressed by GZIP utility and handle them absolutely transparently for
- High speed of processing - Golden Phrases can process more than
100 000 lines of log files per second on average system with 900MHz CPU.
- Filters - Golden Phrases allow you to select phrases to see only
containing or not containing specified text.
- Search - Golden Phrases has search tool to quickly find phrase
containing specified text.
- Export to clipboard - Golden Phrases allow you to copy selected
phrases into clipboard for further processing.
- any system running Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000 or Windows XP.
- less than 1 Megabyte of free space on hard disk.
- v1.0.3 - add "Copy Tab-delimited" option.
- v1.0.2 - license type changed to Freeware.
- v1.0.1 - minor additions and improvements.
- v1.0.0 - first public release.
gphsetup.exe - 382Kb EXE-file with installer
Golden Phrases is shipped with easy to use installation system.
Simply launch the downloaded executable (usually "gphsetup.exe") file and
follow the instructions.
Copyrights and licenses
Copyright © 2003 Irnis Haliullin <email@example.com>
All copyrights to Golden Phrases ("SOFTWARE") are exclusively owned
by the author - Irnis Haliullin ("AUTHOR").
This SOFTWARE is being distributed as Freeware. It may be freely used,
copied and distributed as long as it is not sold, and all original files
are included, including this license.
If you have any questions or suggestions about Golden Phrases, please
contact by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or using feedback form at http://www.irnis.net/