We have an iframe set up on a client's site. It registers as a hit in our awstats, even though there is no click through. Is there any way to block traffic from a specific url?
Thanks. This was great help.
To exclude the hits on /iframe/example.html from the statistics, use:
Where do I find the Skipfiles? I ddin't find it in our reporting page. (AWstats came with our bluehost) Do I place this in our html?
I am a web idiot. Sorry.
SkipFiles is a directive in your AWStats config file. Your AWStats config file will be called awstats.name_of_your_domain.conf.
Depending on your hosting company and your hosting plan, you will be able to edit the config file or not. In doubt, ask the support people of your hosting company.
I placed the SkipFiles in the conf. We are still getting click throughs.
Did I do something wrong?
Your entry is not correct. It should be:
To exclude the same URL with all possible query strings, use:
I uploaded the new conf.
How long before it takes effect?
It will not change what is already in AWStats database. It will be effective for all new data that is read from the log files (i.e. at your next update of the stats).
Of course, if you delete your existing AWStats databse files and run a complete new stats update, it will be effective immediately.