Should I be worried about this: &redir_esc=rsion/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1 MMS/LG-Android-MMS-V1.0/1.2"

March 9, 2017 123 views
Nginx Logging Server Optimization Debian

Will somebody tell me if this is a bad thing:

65.29.208.149 - - [06/Mar/2017:22:50:16 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 7229 "http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&redir_esc=&client=ms-android-americamovil-us&source=android-search-app&v=133247963&qsubts=1488858620290&action=devloc&q=springfield+computer+repair&v=133247963" "Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.6; en-us; LG-L38C Build/GRK39F) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1 MMS/LG-Android-MMS-V1.0/1.2"

I found it in my logs and am hoping that &redir is not a bad thing

2 Answers

The redir_esc has been part of the Google URLs for years. So far I cannot find any information on what it means.
But you're posting an access log, which means your server just logs the URL from the visitors referring website (if any or allowed). It doesn't have any influence on your server.

  • Thanks hansen for taking the time to write back. Now, since you also didn't know the affects of our log, my question is whether there's some sort of an online sandbox or script tester so that an average Joe (me) can experiment and find out what the effects of the various portions of the script do? We're actually noticing something about our site. At one time we were suspended (i feel like a kid writing that we were suspended) by google (okay it was like 5 or 6 times now due to political content I tried to weave in...now we use separate sites and separate domain names for personal vs business which has helped to get our site back up on the results pages. And although our results are back up on google, I've noticed that ALL the other sites that rely on google DON'T have a hint of our computer repair store (pizza and other stuff comes up before any sign of us on ixquick, startpage, etc.)....yandex in russia certainly hasn't any problem with their search engine listing us, nor does chinese baidu (only in our ecomonically controlled country do I face such adversity to a difference of opinion or any semblance to freedom of speech when it's not parroting the monopolistic media's version).
    phew...I sure am chatty at 2:30am ! What was my question again? Oh right, p.s. when I say "script" I'm talking about the results of our log (not sure what you refer to each part of the results so I call it script";-)

That was a difficult one to understand :)

So your access logs has nothing to do with scripts. That is just information about which pages are visited on your server, with some details about the visitor like referral, browser and IP.

If you're "noticing something" about your site, then make sure it's up-to-date (everything, both server, services, website system and plugins+themes).

Regarding your search engine ranking, if you have multiple different types of content, then you will get a worse ranking, since the search engine doesn't know what the priority is. This has something to do with SEO.

All in all, I don't quite understand your question or problem.

  • Yeah, I hear that a lot (about my level of confusion-writing).

    So basically I was just wondering about the log file because it looks different than my other logs and because it mentions something that looks like a redirect. A redirect is kind of what google did to us in the past (paid google adwords to propagate only to a 20mile radius of springfield and so they did a 20 mile radius of enon (far away from here) and then when I finally figured it out and brought it to their attention by calling google business, they punished me by propagating in amelia which is over 100 miles away from us. The damning part of it was that by the time I caught all this so much time had gone by with me troubleshooting other things (like is it my server, is it my router, etc.). When you look at your phone from the pizza shop that is 2 miles away using their internet and it reports that my shop is over 60miles away is distressing, but then to come home and check the same is distressing (if we caused the monopolies harm we'd be dragged through court till blood oozed from our ears; when they do harm to us it's just a media-wash with not so much as an apology).

    So that's why the strange log entry piqued my curiosity. Thanks for taking the time to consider the question though. ";-)

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