The last 2 weeks have been very exciting for GoSquared. The hugely successful launch of LiveStats 3 on 11th January led to some fantastic reviews from some of the largest blogs on the web including TechCrunch and The Next Web.
Blocking your own Visits from showing in Trends
Being a dedicated web developer is a mixed blessing. It can mean disproportionate amounts of time spent getting increasingly annoyed at hacking around pesky browser nuances. It can mean feeling liberated at completing that silky smooth HTML 5 / CSS3 experiment. But it can also mean that you pollute your own website traffic reports by your obsessive page refreshes.
Fortunately, we can help with that problem.
Today we’re releasing the ability to exclude a visitor’s activity from being recorded in your Trends reports. In the LiveStats interface, you can now select the “Ignore Visitor” link in the visitor details pane to achieve this. When selected, none of that visitor’s activity (such as pageviews, unique counts etc) will be recorded in Trends. The visitor will continue to be displayed in LiveStats as normal.
This features is particularly useful if you’d like to exclude yourself or members of your team from racking up your pageview counts and otherwise affecting your traffic reports.
If you have a user system or something similar, you can selectively track (or exclude from your stats) your anonymous, member, admin or whatever class of visitor to your site, by creating rules that control when the tracking code is embedded in the page. For example, if you only want to track your signed in members, get your developer to write a script that ensures the GSTC (GoSquared Tracking Code) is only included on pages loaded by members who are signed in. This means that only pageviews made by your members will be tracked by GoSquared. Also note, that this functionality is easy to enable when using GoSquared with services such as WordPress by using the GoSquared WordPress Plugin and Joomla! with the GoSquared Joomla! Plugin.
We hope this helps you make the most of GoSquared,
James Gill, Geoff Wagstaff, James Taylor
A.K.A. The GoSquared Team