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Hide My Crawler From A Target's Google Analytics?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by sgtBerbatov, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. sgtBerbatov

    sgtBerbatov Newbie

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    Hi all,

    If I have posted this in the wrong place then please accept my apologies!

    I'm planning on building some software that can calculate and predict the probability of certain things, such as how likely would it be for a footballer to score a goal against a specific team when the weather is a certain temperature. To do this I will have to build up a database of data that will be sourced from scraping a few websites. Nothing greedy, just once every few days.

    I'm wary of my crawler triggering a visit through Google Analytics though. I'm not sure of a particular target websites' traffic, and I think if my crawler triggered their GA my crawler could end up being blocked etc.

    So, is there a way to prevent my crawling script from triggering GA? It's going to be built in PHP on a Linux server using the CURL command.

    Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!