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Restrict tracking for entire domains

I just installed Mint on our main website where I work. I’m absolutely loving it, but I do have one question that I couldn’t find an answer to elsewhere. Is there a way to disable tracking for the entire domain where I work. Our website is kwfdn.org, and I would like for all traffic from that domain to not be tracked, so it doesn’t skew our real numbers.

Is this something that can be done, or is it being worked on? Thanks for any and all help!

Cheers, Ben Lacy

I think that you just have to remove the js-source from the homepage.

Thanks Jens. I think I may have explained our situation incorrectly, now that I look back at it. I don’t want to disable tracking for the actual site, I just want to disable tracking for when we visit the site internally (e.g. our web team visits the site alot during the day, and I don’t want our visits to show up in Mint).


Ben Lacy

Just activate “ignore my visits” in the preferences.

I’ve already done that, but that looks like it’s just puts a cookie on my machine. I don’t think I want to tell all of the organizations’ employees that they have to log in to Mint and check that box. There are only 5 out of over ~90 employees accessing Mint. But I would like all visits from all 90 employees to not be tracked. Sorry if I’m being confusing :(


Ben Lacy

I would like to be able to block by IP address as well, since I’ve got two computers with 8 different browsers I’m using, not all logged in as an the Mint administrator. Blocking a number or range of numbers would work out a lot easier for me (and a lot of folks like me).

If this is something that’s not available, maybe I’ll take a stab at creating some pepper :)

I guess I probably could’ve title my thread something a little less mis-leading also :) Maybe “Ignoring IP ranges when tracking” or something like that. Sorry for the confusion.

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Jul 25, '07 at 10:51 am

A Pepper wouldn’t be able to do this but if you are using the advanced .htaccess method you can modify the Minted function to ignore a block of IPs.

Cool, thanks Shaun. The site that we’re tracking is actually a combination of ASP and ASP.NET, and PHP is running off of IIS currently. I’m probably going to go ahead and set it up on Apache, so that we can take advantage of .htaccess functionality. I didn’t do this initially, because I don’t have access to another IP for our server, so Apache would have to run off of a different port. I wanted to try and avoid having the port number in the URL, but now I think it’s worth it for the .htaccess functionality.


Ben Lacy

Jeff Miller
Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Aug 02, '07 at 12:12 am

I just came here because I just experienced this same problem while testing a site on my dev server today using seven different browsers. After I logged into Mint I noticed I had a few hundred hits from myself. I ended up fixing it through phpMyAdmin but it took quite a bit of work.

The site I’m working on is running Ruby on Rails and is hosted at Media Temple. They have a customized set up using mongrels and .htaccess scripts are ignored so unfortunately the technique listed above will not work in my case.

Shaun, it would be great if you could at some point add the ability to enter a list of IP addresses in the Preferences section to keep Mint from counting visits from those IPs. (instead of just setting a cookie)

Posted on Nov 15, '07 at 06:31 am

I would be interested in this functionality too - my situation is; 5 editors for a site on different PCs/Macs make a lot of ‘bogus’ hits.

An area where I could specify which IPs/domains to ignore would be a nice wannahave!

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Nov 15, '07 at 09:12 am

It’s already in there. Check out the ?preferences&advanced (as of Mint 2.12) or the ?ignore (if they use multiple computers with dynamic IP addresses) query commands.

Posted on Nov 16, '07 at 04:34 am

Perfect: thanks for pointing that out to me :)

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