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10:28 pm on Aug 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've been fooling around with a trial version of NetTracker and I can't seem to figure out how to insert filters to analyze logs. For instance, I want to look at stats without spider/bot information. I've used their Custom reports options but that seems to only produce a report that is specific to what is in the filter. What I want to do is to place the filter on the entire report so that all of it is filtered to exclude certain spiders. Any help is appreciated.
8:10 pm on Aug 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi Paula,

You have version 7.0, quite likely. And I've only got 6.0 here. But hopefully this info will help.

What you want to do can be done in the "Options" section of NetTracker. Then go to "Filters". You probably can do this in "Exclude Hosts" section.

However, I was just checking out the User manual and it says this:
You can classify specific hosts, user agents, and referrers as
robots or spiders. (A spider is a nonhuman agent that visits Web
sites in order to index them for its search engine or directory. A
robot is a nonhuman agent that visits Web sites for any
purpose. For example, a robot could check pages for updates or
check to make sure a site is still on the Internet.) This enables
you to separate robots and spiders from regular Web site traffic.
Robot and spider traffic is displayed separately in the
Robot/Spider Summary and is not counted in the normal visit
statistics but it is counted in the number of hits. By default,
NetTracker is configured with the most common robots and
spiders.
To classify a host, user agent, or referrer as a robot or
spider
1 View the profile in which you want to classify the
indexing agent as a robot or spider.
2 Click the Options tab.
3 In the left-hand panel, click Robots/Spiders under
Marketing.
4 Click Add.
5 In the Name of spider box, enter the name that you
want to have displayed for the robot/spider group.
6 Click Save Options and then click Continue.

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I guess after all of that, I'm not sure if it is already filtered for you or not. But send them an email or give them a call and they'll tell you. They are very helpful.

Sage

1:07 am on Aug 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Sage - Thanks much for this information