I searched through the forums but couldn’t exactly find my problem but on the other side I am not really sure what I should search for…
I found this odd behaviour of two specific MSNBot IP adresses that try directly to access
Whereas [dateOfAccess] obviously is the date the Bot is accessing that URL.
At first I tried to ignore them through the global IP ignore list but since these IPs don’t access my site in the expected/usual way they still show up in the statistics. The only information there I get is the IP, that URL and the country it is coming from. Browser, Plugins and resolution are unknown.
IP adresses are:
I am using Piwik 1.11.1
How to go about this to stop?
I could do that but not all bots care for robots.txt. Especially this particular MSNbot doesn’t index anything it tries to access the statistic site of piwik directly for idSite=1. Something that it shouldn’t do in the first place. That’s also why it circumvents the global ignore list of Piwik.
For now I deny access to those two IPs through htaccess in my root but since IPs can change that is not the best solution in the long term…
I still hope there is or will be an option within Piwik to hide those accesses as this is an undesireable behaviour.
It’s a hard thing to try and figure out. If you think about the bots as you would a regular viewer, there is nothing preventing them from viewing that part of your site. You could password protect the whole piwik directory, but then your tracking will be limited to only reading the logs files.