Robots and visit history

Piwigo 2.6 has introduced a geolocation feature for your visitors. Now you know where your visitors come from and you may have discovered that you often receive visits from Redmond (Washington, USA)  and Mountain View (California, USA). Don’t panic, this is not an attack: they are just robots of Bing (Microsoft search engine) and Google.

Visit history, Bing is visiting your Piwigo (Redmond, USA)

Visit history, Bing is visiting your Piwigo (Redmond, USA)

Their visits are useful because they make you “findable” in search engines. But maybe you don’t want to see all this noise in your visit history. Activate the new plugin No Stats for Robots if you want to see only real human visitors. Of course, this plugin won’t stop search engines, it just avoid registering their visits.

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One Response to Robots and visit history

  1. Tadjio says:

    Thanks.
    I do like the geolocation feature and use it a lot to see who is who.

    “No Stats for Robots” looks useful so I have installed it.
    I’m away on holiday for a fortnight so it’s useful to be able to see just genuine visitors to my gallery when I return.

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