You can now exclude known bots from your Google Analytics reports

Google has announced a new feature within analytics that lets you filter out known bots and spiders from your website traffic results. Hooray! Bots and spiders are automated programmes that scan websites  – this includes search engine's own bots checking out your website for new articles etc, as well as the malicious ones who might visit for example to harbour your email address so they can spam you. Whilst there's currently no surefire way to stop the malicious ones visiting your website (without paying a lot of money for a list of bots's IP addresses and…Read more