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[resolved] Suggestion: Filter setting to ignore Safari preview (6 posts)

  1. stevemagruder
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The addition of the "Ignore Prefetch" is a great update and I'm already using it. Thanks!

    On another site where I control the code, I don't track either Firefox Prefetch or Safari Preview, as they both involve involuntary page views. In my experience, Preview especially made my bounce rates on Google Analytics much higher when I was letting those page views into my tracking.

    Technically, this is easy to do. Just check for the X-Purpose header being equal to "preview", similar to how you check the X-MOZ header being equal to "prefetch".

    I've also recently asked the developers of the two leading GA plugins to implement these tracking filters. So far, they haven't responded, but at least you have half of it covered already, so that's good.

    Cheers,
    Steve

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-slimstat/

  2. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Steve,

    This is a very good idea, indeed. I was not aware of Safari's own implementation of the link prefetching functionality, that's why I didn't add it :) there's always something new to learn everyday! I will definitely add this to the code soon.

    Cheers
    Camu

  3. stevemagruder
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi again,

    Even though this was added to 2.5.3, I'm not seeing this in my Filters list of options. Is it located somewhere else? Or is it part of the existing "Ignore Prefetch"?

    Steve

  4. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The latter :)

  5. stevemagruder
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, works for me! Thanks!

  6. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'll probably elaborate better on what that option does, though.

    Camu

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