How can I determine what percentage of traffic hitting my site are bots or spiders?

by on August 27, 2012

Q: What percentage of my traffic can I attribute to botsĀ and spider hits on my website?


One Response to “How can I determine what percentage of traffic hitting my site are bots or spiders?”
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    So it depends on what you are really trying to figure out. If you are using something like google analytics then none of the traffic on there will be bots or spiders.

    To determine what percentage of your traffic is bot and/or spider related you would have to use log parsing software. This would take your web server logs and it would be able to break out the actual traffic you are getting. This is the most accurate way to track your traffic because every page that loads is logged in your web logs.