Hi Andrew, thanks for raising the issue here! We'll be exploring how
possible this is over the next month or so, but only because you asked
so nicely. Of course, I can't comment on whether or when we'll make this
change yet, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Thanks for the comments, Danielle, and for weighing in on the value of
getting reports about bots. We agree that cloud computing is changing
the landscape, making it easier for bots to spoof humans. As a result,
our hope is to partner with companies who specialize in bot
identification. If there are a group of people whose livelihood depends
on identifying clandestine bots, they're more likely to stay on top of
the problem than companies focused on larger or related problems. If you
want to take...
Hi Michael, We're actively investigating bot identification and
filtering, so someone from my team may reach out to you for a deeper
conversation. Our goal is to automatically identify non-human traffic
and filter it out. We'd also like to report on it so you're aware of
what content malicious bots are consuming. Would you prefer that the
data be excluded entirely, or do you want the full reporting abilities
of Analytics to be applied to bot behavior? What kinds of reports would
you want on bots...
Great points, everyone. Thank you for the discussion. While I can guess
at what they are, can you talk about your key use cases and the impact
of not having them solved? For example, would you just use this report
to find products to promote together? And how do you make that decision
without this report?
Well, if fast classifications are the answer, we are already working on
that. It may be a few quarters before it's both complete and rolled out
across the customer base, but it's been designed and work has begun.
However, I am interested in whether a product or list-var container
would be helpful in the segment builder, so if anyone else has comments,
feel free to chime in.