3 votes

Are they ways to detect that a user is likely a bot?

There is no silver bullet, especially with AI, but there are a few thoughts no one above has mentioned - Implementing some kind of Javascript required to complete the URL's or similar can frustrate a ...
davidgo's user avatar
  • 7,939
2 votes
Accepted

Are they ways to detect that a user is likely a bot?

The most common ways to identify bots via server logs would be IP address analysis to figure out if the IPs are coming from sources likely to be bot farms. There is an inherent inaccuracy because ...
A_Patterson's user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

What files does AWStats track?

As long as your PDF files are hosted on the same server, they should appear in the server logs. The first step to diagnosing the problem would be to ensure that PDF views are being logged properly. ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
2 votes

Strange host IP Addresses showing up in Awstats

Those are valid IPv6 addresses. IPs like 1.1.1.1 are IPv4
turbopixel's user avatar
1 vote

Are they ways to detect that a user is likely a bot?

There are heuristics you could use, such as User agent is a familiar browser, and the version is recent. Correct referrers. I've seen bots going through my whole website with referrers being existing ...
Uri Raz's user avatar
  • 171
1 vote

Awstats showing thousands of hits with little to no bandwidth

You need to set up a firewall in WordPress blocking some country's access to your site example china. I had that problem before. you will filter them by country.
John Gallie's user avatar
1 vote

AWstats reports URLs appended to other canonical URLs, why?

When you see subdirectories on top of subdirectories that do not exist, it's most likely a miscoded relative URL that a bot is hitting. I would check your site and update to absolute URLs, as they ...
Rob T's user avatar
  • 561
1 vote
Accepted

How to prevent "Links from an external page" Showing links from specific domain?

AWStats has a mechanism to deal with this problem. They have a config directive called SkipReferrersBlackList. Create a .txt file with these referrers, each on its own line, then edit your AWStats ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines)

I very doubt this bunch of russian backlinks will be countable by Google, supposing you aren't acting on russian market. I rather think such links are the first disavow candidate. It could be a kind ...
Evgeniy's user avatar
  • 10.1k
1 vote

If you change Webalizer settings, will those new settings only apply to future months?

If you make changes to the settings, it will only affect new data going forward. That is because Webalizer stores aggregate information from the past and only applies most new settings against web ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

AWStats: page views by country (locale)

I recommend using Google analytics. You can define custom reports like this: Metrics: Pageviews, any other metric that you are cerious about :P Dimension: Page And then apply. Then add a secondary ...
Shayan Davoodi's user avatar
1 vote

Remove Awstats data from previous months in compliance with privacy policy

The Awstats FAQ has the information that you are looking for. Awstats maintains history in text files located in its DataDir (data directory). To delete old months of data, go to that directory and ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible