I have seen several questions posted here over a period of YEARS, asking why
it is not possible to filter out all administrator/webmaster visits to one's
own site from the stats. I could not find one where anyone answered. To me
this is a basic essential. I visit my site more than anyone by far, and
statistics that include my own visits are completely useless to me because my
site is not high-traffic. Every time I check a link or post a page, edit and
repost a page, it counts as a visit.
Why doesn't AWS filter this out?
Has anyone found a workaround?
I searched this forum but found nothing.
I'd suggest the reason that nobody answered this question is because it shows
that the person asking it has not looked at the "Frequently Asked Questions"
located here http://awstats.sourceforge.net/docs/awstats_faq.html
Specifically here is the FAQ about setting the SkipHosts parameter
I'll copy and paste it here for you.
I don't want to see my own IP address in the stats or I want to exclude
counting visits from a whole subnet.
You must edit the config file to change the SkipHosts parameter.
For example, to exclude:
your own IP address 126.96.36.199, use SkipHosts="188.8.131.52"
the whole subnet 123.123.123.xxx, use SkipHosts="REGEX"
all sub hosts xxx.myintranet.com, use SkipHosts="REGEX" (This one works only
if DNS lookup is already done in your log file).