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Page snapshot in Bing Windows 8 app counted as visitor, not as bot in 2.2.2 #5128

anonymous-matomo-user opened this issue May 9, 2014 · 2 comments


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Look at this visitor: - - +0200 "GET /src/img/logo.png HTTP/1.1" 200 29349 "" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534+ (KHTML, like Gecko) BingPreview/1.0b"

The IP belongs MSN and the user agent turns out to be Bing Windows 8 app ( It loaded JS, CSS and images only, html was probably taken from Bing's index. The initial hit went to the preview image. It's a bit surprising that it triggered the JS tracker.

I suppose it should be reckoned as a bot, not as a visitor.
Keywords: bot, bing, preview

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sgiehl commented May 9, 2014

Piwik currently does not filter such requests. I'm currently implementing bot and other detections in DeviceDetector. Afterwards it might get implemented in Piwik.

For now you may try the third party plugin BotTracker.

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mattab commented May 13, 2014

In 63af7b0f316c316819ef28bcac5bd018c085632e: Fixes #5128 Count BingPreview as bot

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