Removing some query parts from referers in AWStats
For checking what’s going on my blog and other sites I use AWStats – very popular and powerful web logs analyzer.
Because I have many hits from forums, many referer links contains session ids. It pollutes ‘Links from an external page’ section and make very long list of duplicated urls.
AWStats has a feature to remove some query parameters but I discovered (and it’s quite clear documented) that it works only for analyzed site links, not for referers 🙁
This long list made me angry every time I tried to look at it, so today I told myself: “Enough! It’s time to do something with it!”
And now I have new option available: URLReferrerWithQueryWithoutFollowingParameters 🙂
New option works exactly the same way as URLWithQueryWithoutFollowingParameters but removes some parts of referer.
I tested it against AWStats 7.1 and 7.1.1 – it works.
And as usual: use it at your own risk 🙂
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