To ensure the integrity and accuracy of session traffic data, Acoustic Digital Analytics filters traffic from internet robots, other non-human user agents, and selected IP address ranges from session traffic data.
Blocking rules are implemented at the client ID and global levels. By default, every client ID uses its own rules and the rules of the global client ID. A client ID can also subscribe to the blocking rules of other client IDs.
ABC Spiders & Robots service
The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) Spiders & Robots service uses the International IAB/ABC Spiders & Robots List to filter session traffic. This service can be deployed for a client ID to augment the blocking rules in Acoustic Digital Analytics. The list is updated monthly.
For more information about the service, contact ABC (abc.org.uk). To implement this service for a client ID, contact Acoustic Digital Analytics Customer Support.
Custom blocking rules
You can define custom blocking rules to exclude specified user-agent strings from session traffic. Match criteria can be defined to block user-agent strings that contain, equal, start with, or end with a specified value. Matching can be case-sensitive or case-insensitive.
To deploy custom session blocking rules for a client ID, contact Acoustic Digital Analytics Customer Support.