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Set up your custom User-Agent

Happy to introduce you to the new feature of BackTrac — possibility to set up custom User-Agent header for our bots.

From Wikipedia:

One common use of the term refers to a web browser telling a web site information about the browser and operating system.

This feature allows you to identify and exclude our bots from your Google Analytics or any other analytics platform you use. Here are some articles how to do that: LunaMetrics and TechCrunch.

Another benefit of using these headers is if your website has device detection. There are some sites that adapt their design accordingly. Setting up custom User-Agent header will allow testing the site in multiple variants (for mobile phones, tablets etc.).

Where to find this feature?

Check the settings page of the project. You can find it under Advanced settings.

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