Wusage 7.1 Manual: ignorereferrers

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Wusage 7.1 Manual

ignorereferrers Option

To reach this option in the configuration file editor, follow these steps:

1. Edit Configuration
2. Configure Filters...
3. Ignored Referring URLs...

If you prefer to manually edit your configuration files, use the following syntax for this option:



Example
#A pattern matching all referrers from our own site;
#useful to filter out internal links, making external
#links to our site stand out. Note the asterisk at the end!
ignorereferrers
http://www.boutell.com*
end ignorereferrers

Description

The Ignored Referring URLs (ignorereferrers) option indicates which referring URLs will be ignored by wusage for purposes of generating the Chart Top Referring URLs (referrers) report and related reports, such as the Chart Top Referring Sites (referringsites), Show Top Internet Search Servers (searchservers), Show Top Internet Search Keywords (searchkeywords), and Show Top Search Keywords By Search Server Used (searchkeywordsbyserver) reports. Referring URLs which match any of the patterns listed for the Ignored Referring URLs (ignorereferrers) option will be ignored only for purposes of these reports; the access is otherwise treated normally. Each character of the referring URL is matched against the pattern. An * in the pattern matches any number of characters in the referring URL. Patterns have additional features, including support for regular expressions; for more information about patterns, see the Patterns and Regular Expressions section. If the Ignored Referring URLs (ignorereferrers) option is absent, no referring URLs will be ignored.


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