Bot visits recognition mechanism went live

published: 2021-05-20

We went live with the bot visits recognition mechanism a bit more than a month ago and tested it further. Now it has reached a stable point so time to announce!

The bot visits are automatically grouped into a separate channel so you can include / exclude it easily in your views and your API requests.

Important to note that this mechanism captures only the "good bots". Like Googlebot, Facebook bots, Bingbot, etc - so the ones who are officially report themselves as "bots". As the mechanism works based on User-Agent matching. We have integrated Keytiles with the database of WhatsMyBrowser database to achieve this.

You find the setting on the TileView here - as the below screenshot shows. Enjoy! :-)

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