Experience Analytics provides the following bot-related data objects that can be used for monitoring and reporting on self-reporting bots.
Bot (T/F) system session attribute
Experience Analytics provides a session attribute (
Bot T/F), which is
true if the session applies to a self-reporting bot.
This session attribute is used for the following purposes:
- In the session, this item is written into the
[canisterSummary]section, which can be viewed through RTV.
- For reporting purposes, you can use the Traffic Type dimension, one of the values of which is
bot detection in RTV
The Experience Analytics provided session attributes are written to the
STS file associated with each session. Among the session attributes reported in the
[canisterSummary] section, the following session attribute indicates that the user
agent is a self-reporting bot.
- These session attributes are available for review through RTV.
- Some of these fields are automatically indexed for search.
Traffic type dimension
Experience Analytics provides a dimension to identify the type of user agent. For user
agents that have been identified as a bot, the dimension
Traffic Type is recorded
with a value of
BOT. In the Report Builder, this dimension can be added to your
reports to filter event and ratio metrics to display only bot-based values.