31 Jul '14, 3pm

Google Analytics Helps You Filter Spider and Bot Traffic

Google Analytics Helps You Filter Spider and Bot Traffic

Ever wonder how much of your traffic was actual human visitors and how much of your traffic was really scrapers, bots, and other web spiders? Google Analytics will now help you discern just that. On their official Google+ page, the Google Analytics team has announced a new filter to help site owners identify "real" traffic from that of bots and other spiders. By setting a checkbox in a filter, Google Analytics will filter out all the traffic from known bots. This list of known bots will be pulled from the IAB/ABC International spiders & Bots List , a list the Interactive Advertising Bureau has been maintaining since 2006. The list of spiders and bots typically costs $14,000, though IAB members receive a discount. How to Filter Bots in Google Analytics To filter bot and spider traffic from Google Analytics, go to your Admin settings. Under the View panel, you'll find View S...

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