In both cases, the answer is no. This is for security reasons.
When you type a URL in the browser bar even the referer variable is not even passed to the server. The referer variable is only passed when you click a link that takes you to the page referred to.
Piwik has a plugin called the 'Visitor Generator' which can generate fake data for testing purposes. It is available here, on the Piwik Plugins Marketplace. You can use it to generate 100% fake data or a mix of fake and real data from your own logs. A blog post giving a features overview with sample commands is here, on the Piwik blog.
If you want to just ...
You can block them by ip in Piwik...
To exclude all traffic from a given IP or IP range, log in Piwik as the Super User.
Click on Settings > Websites. Below the list of websites, you will find the option to
specify “Global list of Excluded IPs”. You can define a given IP address, or IP ranges
(132.4.3.* or 143.2.. for example) to be excluded from ...
Here are two links from the manuals:
How can I reinstall Piwik? Can I keep the existing data?
How can I move Piwik from one server to another, also migrating the data from one mysql server to another?
I suspect that this should be enough unless you need help with MySQL:
How To Migrate a MySQL Database Between Two Servers
You can ignore the copy method ...
You will find abusive bots in your log files if you have a website of any age. For some, it is a huge problem, while some sites experience less abuse.
You have an excellent idea about being able to edit the log file. Perhaps there should be a tool. Unless you are able to write code, it is not really practical to edit the log file to remove entries and there ...
The simplest way to migrate the data between two hosts would be with phpmyadmin.
On your old site login to phpmyadmin select the database on the left menu.
On the Export tab leave all the settings as they are and download the .sql file
Login to the new website through phpmyadmin (assuming you've created a db/user) click the database on the left menu and ...
Most of the time the coreJs and CSS of piwik fail to load because of an adblocker with an overly broad rule track blocks every URL including the string piwik or Matomo.
Disabling the adblocker on your Matomo (Piwik) page should fix the issue.
You probably already had an exception for http://app.example.org, but now that the domain is example.org it doesn't ...
Piwiki's default theme is Morpheus and uses LESS pre-compiled CSS. You will need to edit theme.less and change the @theme-fontFamily-base. If you want to use @font-face then you need to add it to the base.less and theme.less adapting your font-face code for LESS, alternatively, use an plugin if you're not confident with LESS.
joshmcode answer is correct, There are multiple archives in Matomo. there can be multiple archives for the same period and site, for example if you have multiple segments, or if multiple archives were processed at different times of the day, and the "outdated" ones may not yet be deleted. You can look at the idarchive field to see which archives it belongs ...
Figured out that this is a SSL verification issue.
Older python versions don't validate ssl certificates at all, thus the one matomo instance was working fine and the other not.
The exception is aurllib2.URLError and the cause is a SSL-verification.
To bypass this one could simply start the script like this:
PYTHONHTTPSVERIFY=0 python matomo/misc/log-...
The Plugin you are using is a third-party plugin and therefore not supported by the piwik team.
According to this github issue the plugin isn't compatible with Piwik 3.
As it seems like the plugin isn't maintained any more, I'd recommend you to look into the official heatmap plugin, which does the same and even more.
You are most likely suffering from the Virtual Bagel (most recently named the Facebook Ads fraud).
I had noticed results like the ones you report before and never actually looked too much at it because I've never invested too much in FB Ads, until most recently after I did a campaign to increase the likes on one of my pages, the Followers grew and the ...
I observed a similar issue between a live server and the new server I am planning to migrate to.
I access the latter either through its IP address or by modifying my local /etc/hosts file. The piwik install on that one doesn't record any visits.
I also observed that the visits I make to the new server are recorded to the old (live server's) piwik ...
Make sure you use a FQDN while it should work with an IP address it has never worked in my experience.
Also make sure that you've added it to the website code correctly. I used firefox's developer network tab to see if it is fetching and loading correctly. You will see a green or red dot depending on if it loaded correctly or not.
Double check to make sure ...
It might be possible within GA to get 99% of the pages if not all (do you have search console linked to GA?)
Go to the Behaviour Report -> All Pages.
After the report is loaded for the desired timeframe, select the pivot table view
then on the left hand side “Pivot By Medium”, after that sort the table by Organic. Done.
Consider some manual work
Invisible pages, using your definition, will simply not appear in GA (or any other JS based analytical software). GA works only after its JS engine triggers and reports something back.
So, the best approach to this issue would be to run a crawler on your site, starting from home page. Let the crawler discover what you have there, then make a CSV file ...
The only way to achieve this in Piwik is to have your mobile pages served from a dub domain in which case you will be able to track the average load times based on the sub domain. Otherwise if you have specific page URL's for mobile pages you can check the breakdown of page load times by page at Actions > Pages and Actions > Page Titles.
Are you sure searches are not counted twice? Once by the page view counter, once by the site search system? For my site, Piwik definitely doesn't count everything starting with /search.php any differently to a page view, aside from it recording the search terms.
Instead you should analyze your server logs, if you want to ...
Have you used the google analytics debugger for chrome?
That shows in the developer tools console when things are firing.
Also is the site / GA account new, or are you taking over from a previous webmaster? If you are taking it over then have you ...