In stats for domain: how can you hide known advertising trackers?

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    rotblitz

    First to clarify two misunderstandings:
    1. What you see is not what has been visited, i.e. not web stats, but DNS stats.
    2. Akamai is not an advertiser or tracker, but a CDN (content delivery network).

    And no, you cannot really filter your stats unless you use your local hosts file or an internal DNS server to prevent certain DNS lookups from going out to OpenDNS.

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    karateyuksel

    yes

     

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    slwfleming (Edited )

    Ok, it would be nice to filter out CDNs as even the google, facebook etc as CDNs pile up making the DNS list too long to be useful. :/

    If I had a way to filter the results similar to a google search (modified here to use domains to remove from the search instead of basic search terms):

    *.com -*cdn*

    I'd expect this from the filter:

    All .com domains except those with CDN in the domain name.

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    rotblitz

    No problem, just do it!

    Download the domain stats as a CSV file, and import it into a spreadsheet or database. Now you can sort and filter and color highlight and what as you want without limits.

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    slwfleming

    If only I didn't need to download 23 separate files. :/ That's just the past 24 hours.

    Thanks for the help. Just hoping there was a more simple path.

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    rotblitz

    No problem either. You use the fetchstats tool.
    See https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/220022787

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    slwfleming

    Not as seamless as an in page filter but short of that, this is what I need. Thank you!

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    rotblitz

    An in page filter would be problematic, because every user may have different requirements.

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