Why AWS doesn't filter admin visits

Anonymous
2012-02-16
2012-10-11
  • Anonymous - 2012-02-16

    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.

     
  • gerbleaksdotcom

    gerbleaksdotcom - 2012-02-17

    Hi,
    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

    http://awstats.sourceforge.net/docs/awstats_faq.html#EXCLUDEHOSTS

    I'll copy and paste it here for you.

    PROBLEM:
    I don't want to see my own IP address in the stats or I want to exclude
    counting visits from a whole subnet.
    SOLUTION:
    You must edit the config file to change the SkipHosts parameter.
    For example, to exclude:
    your own IP address 123.123.123.123, use SkipHosts="123.123.123.123"
    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).

     

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