Edit: At Avi‘s suggestion that this wasn’t what I thought it was I looked at the settings and found that this feature is just so you don’t inflate your daily hit count. Here’s the official wording from their site:
You can specify your IP Address or a range such as 212.14.23.* or even 212.*.*.* to be blocked. This prevents you or someone from your organisation inflating your count. Put each IP address on a new line with no spaces if you want it blocked. Or empty the box if you want to count all visits.”
Still useful, just not in the way I had hoped. I wasn’t thinking clearly. It’s been a day, as you know already. But, perhaps you find this feature useful so I’ll leave it up.
StatCounter is kind enough to offer a blocking service on any blog or site they help you manage traffic. Here’s the details via email:
Dear Poppy Cede,
Get your BLOCKs off….
Well no actually, get your blocks on….because we’ve added another new
feature to StatCounter!
Rather than just blocking individual IP addresses, you can now block a
And yes – before you ask – you can block an IP address range across all
your projects now with just one click!
To use this feature simply login to your account.
- Click the ‘wrench’ icon beside one of your projects.
- Click ‘edit settings’.
- Enter the ip addresses and ranges you would like to block.
- If you want to update all projects with this, click the box below it.