Hi, I am new to Piwik. Is there some way to remove bots from visitor logs? Can I, for instance, remove all visits under 3 seconds long?
Hi Matt and thanks for responding. I am not sure as I am not technical, but I see a lot of ‘visits’ that are just 2 seconds long, which suggests that these are not real visitors.
can you check that you’re using latest piwik version?
I definitely am using the latest version. I only loaded it a week or so ago.
Matt? You there? :0)
btw what makes you think they are bot? can you post screenshot showing the bots?
I am not sure how I identify bots. I just assumed that anything that lasts one or two seconds is a bot…
To be honest, piwik is not perfect when it comes to measuring time spent on website
I know because i tested it many times, and in 90% cases it says that user spent 2 seconds on website, when actually user spent 20 seconds or more…
That’s useful to know. Many thanks.
please comment in this feature request: Support Ping requests to report a better 'time on page' · Issue #2041 · matomo-org/matomo · GitHub
Good news! Starting in Piwik 2.14.0 the new feature of tracking how long users stay on page (using a Heart beat timer “ping” request) has been released. You can enable it with
By default, a ping request will be sent every 15 seconds. You can specify a custom ping delay (in seconds) by passing an argument, eg,
Update today to enjoy this new feature (as well as many other improvements!)