delbie01 said 2 years ago:
I’m brand new to site analytics and see that each time a web crawler visits my site, it gets counted. How can I eliminate these stats from the reports? I looked at the IP filtering, but every bot visit has a different IP. According to my site meter, I get around 20 visits per week, which means these bots account for nearly 200 visits.
I can’t find any tutorials on site analytics and the “getting started” guide is not very useful.
DaveD said 2 years ago:
Unfortunately, the Site Analytics reports do not filter out visits from automated systems. These will always be included in the statistics you are shown. However, I will pass this on to our developers as a suggestion for future update. Thanks!
studiolonline said 1 year, 7 months ago:
How is progress on this problem. It is very confusing and deceiving to get numbers that essentially mean nothing, when we want to know how many humans are clicking. We want to make decisions based on the habits of humans not bots.
kin6x said 1 year, 7 months ago:
I would also like to know if there are any new developments on this issue as well. We’re having extreme difficulties judging our ad campaigns success since we’re trying to drive traffic to the site and we never know what the true traffic is.
timb said 1 year, 7 months ago:
@kin6x and @studiolonline
We do not have any new updates on Site Analytics filtering out automated systems. I will make sure to continue to pass along your suggestion to our development team.
laslc said 1 year, 4 months ago:
I would go as far as to say that this renders the product nearly useless. Until today I had rarely visited my Google Analytics page, but within minutes I learned how to create segments to filter bot data. Surely you could implement a similar utility?
timb said 1 year, 4 months ago:
Thank you for your post, I will see that the suggestion is sent to our development team.
maeric said 1 year, 3 months ago:
I have to agree with the previous posters. I filter my own data manually but only when I have to prepare an end of the year report. Sometimes this can be time consuming. I would prefer that Site Analytics to be smart enough to do this on it’s own. Very frustrating.
timb said 1 year, 3 months ago:
Thanks for adding your support for this feature, I’ll pass it to our developers.
kp_1020 said 1 year, 3 months ago:
This is a must have feature. Like to see this implemented as soon as possible.
bronx2barn said 11 months ago:
The inability to filter out bots and crawlers makes your analytics feature useless. Will you be addressing any time soon? Please respond. Thanks.
timb said 10 months, 4 weeks ago:
Site Analytics is no longer available for new purchases, but current plans will be unaffected for the time being. I do not have an update on the availability of this feature but will continue to inform our developers of the continued interest.
mafinokc said 10 months, 2 weeks ago:
Are Site Analytics being discontinued? We just purchased this product a month or two ago?
timb said 10 months, 2 weeks ago:
We will not be offering Site Analytics going forward, although your current plan will remain active and renew as normal. We also offer free stats as well as phpmyvisites as an installation available through our Hosting Connection.
paul2013 said 7 months ago:
Re: Web Crawlers. It would be nice to have preferences where we could eliminate China .cn searches.
At this point site analytics is almost useless because the “bots” take up all of the space.