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[Resolved] [Plugin: WP SlimStat] Suggestion: Filter setting to ignore Safari preview

  • stevemagruder

    @stevemagruder

    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/

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  • Plugin Author Jason Crouse

    @coolmann

    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

    stevemagruder

    @stevemagruder

    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

    Plugin Author Jason Crouse

    @coolmann

    The latter 🙂

    stevemagruder

    @stevemagruder

    OK, works for me! Thanks!

    Plugin Author Jason Crouse

    @coolmann

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

    Camu

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