Web Server Logs and Your Information - …linking technology and productivity for Windows users

Web Server Logs and Your Information - …linking technology and productivity for Windows users

Occassionaly people, both clients and friends, mention that they are concerned about the information that is collected by web servers in the normal course of business. While I attempt to reassure them, this article makes clear the benign content of the information that is passed between computers. What this article doesn't make clear is that once you register on a site the game changes. Now the database has a clear way of associating your provided information with your surfing habits.

Spending some time in a detailed log analysis program gives you a sense of how useful this information can be. Entry, exit, and navigation path within the site are all useful information to increase the usuability of a web site.

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