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I'm using both Google Analytics and Yottaa for my website. Yottaa bots send quite a lot a traffic (relatively to the normal traffic of my website), and thus my Google Analytics is kind of flooded by that.

I don't know how to tell Yottaa bots traffic and normal human traffic apart on Google Analytics. How to do that?

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Earlier this month I wrote a detailed post "How to segment and filter out robot traffic [in Google Analytics]" with step-by-step instructions and screenshots. Enjoy!

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Thanks! This how-to is great. –  Martin Bouladour Mar 30 '11 at 9:56
    
Thanks Martin, glad you liked it, glad to help. :) –  Chris Weekly Apr 1 '11 at 15:32
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Thanks for the question! Sorry that Yottaa support missed your question. There are two ways to deal with this: 1. Just as suggested by Martin Bouladour, you can add a "filter" to filter out all traffic from "YottaaMonitor" in Google Analytics. It is a clean solution; 2. Or you can use robots.txt file. See http://www.yottaa.com/how-to/block-yottaa-monitoring.

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I found a solution.

Since Nov 4 2010 Yottaa bots identify themselves by "YottaaMonitor" in the User-Agent string (at least it's the name that appears in Google Analytics).

I created an "Advanced Segment" (i.e. a filter) with a single rule : Browser does not match YottaaMonitor. This segment now contains only the normal "human" traffic I wanted.

Problem solved :-)

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