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.
In addition to the standard blocking rules, you can also deploy the following options:
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 (http://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.