Exclude your IP Address from being counted as a faults hit.

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jimburrow
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Exclude your IP Address from being counted as a faults hit.

Postby jimburrow » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:47 pm

After you have your website up and running, plus have begun tracking stats on your site, you notice a problem. Problem being, is that every time "You" go into your website to make changes, say like adding a post, you would like to view it.

But here's the problem, every time you view your site, it is counted as a visitor in your stats apps like AWstats in Hostgator. Their is a work around or solution and that is to modify the wp-config file in WordPress.

Wp-config.php
[wp-config.php is one of the core WordPress files. It contains information about the database, including the name, host (typically localhost), username, and password. This information allows WordPress to communicate with the database to store and retrieve data (e.g. Posts, Users, Settings, etc.). The file is also used to define advanced options for WordPress.]

On my website http://gettingtraffic.org
I have created a PDF and a companion video showing you how to make this modification to the wp-config.php through hostgator (Note: it doesn't have to be through hostgator, this is just the hosting company I use). Here's the URL to the PDF and video. http://gettingtraffic.org/category/site-analysis/

Please keep in mind I'm no smooth talker like Marcus and have Senior Moments. the video is 8 minutes long and feel free to download the PDF for future reference.

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Re: Exclude your IP Address from being counted as a faults h

Postby kittrad » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:14 pm

Is it also true that I read somewhere that a user's browser needs to have Java enable or else it won't be counted as well?
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Re: Exclude your IP Address from being counted as a faults h

Postby jimburrow » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:14 pm

No - at least to my understanding. The exclusion of you IP is for "Stat programs/apps like AWstat in the Cpanel of Hostgator. I can't speak for other hosting companies like GoDady which also have a Cpanel. But I don't know if AWstat is is part of it's Cpanel for collecting Stats.

Your Java Script is code inside your wordpress so it has no effect on IP Exclusion in my article. Now I also don't know if Java Script can effect other analytic scripts like with Google analytics. I can see how Java Script if used in a Plug-in could enable or dis-enable statical collection.

As a side note - AWStat in Hostgator is very powerful analytic program and should not be over looked when tracking your stats on your websites. If you are doing PPC both with Google and Bing they have lots of tools to analyze your site stats. If you are willing to pay $9 per months, Crazy Egg is great for seeing where people click on your site pages and also kept track of how many visitors to you site and how many clicks you've gotten. Here's an example from Crazy Egg for my Sports site for today - 494 visits & 111 clicks in 6 hours 49 mins

Anyway, I hope this was of help to you!
jim at http://gettingtraffic.org
Jim Burrow a senior student of Marcus.
http://howtobuildablog.net

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