Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#1809 closed Bug (fixed)

Google Instant Preview

Reported by: Beatgarantie Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: Piwik 1.1
Component: Core Keywords:
Cc: Sensitive: no

Description

It would be nice if Google Instant Preview visits would be recorded as Google Instant. At the moment I think that previews are stored as Direct Entry.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by vipsoft (robocoder)

  • Component changed from UI (templates, javascript) to Core
  • Type changed from New feature to Bug

We'll have to treat it as a smartbot and exclude the preview as a visit. There's no referrer information, the IP belongs to Google's netblock, and the user agent looks like Safari 3.1.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by matt (mattab)

If the IP belongs to google netblock, does it mean it is currently excluded from being tracked (as it should be, as it is a bot)?

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by vipsoft (robocoder)

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [3310]) fixes #1809 - ignore visits via Google Instant Preview as it skews Safari visits, and doesn't provide any referrer information (i.e., keywords). Plus, it looks like the preview image may be cached by Google (and thus, a preview may not always result in a web page being fetched)

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