Robots.txt - piwik.php


(Innocentus) #1

Should I block the access of crawlers (Google and so on) to the piwik.php tracking file?
Or does piwik process crawler requests for statistical proposes?

Thank you for your answer in advance!
With best regards
Inno


(Karlsson) #2

Piwik uses JavaScript for tracking, so most crawlers are not counted. But you can deny crawler access in robots.txt for the piwik folder.


(vipsoft) #3

When extracting the release from the .zip file, Piwik’s files are in the piwik folder. Crawlers that respect robots.txt will only read it from the top level directory, which may or may not be the robots.txt in the piwik folder, depending on how you serve the Piwik files on your server.