I have a few scripts running on my origin server and some of them ping or send other kinds of requests to my Cloudflare domain. What I would love to see is some kind of secret token that, when included in the request header for example, lets Cloudflare know that this request shouldn’t be included in the analytics.
This would allow for more precise estimation.
Let’s take my web traffic requests by country for example:
I’m getting about 1500 requests in 24 hours from Germany (the location of my origin server). The thing is that most of these are probably pings and fetches from my own scripts that I don’t want to be included in the analytics.
Another solution would be to just ignore all requests from the origin server’s IP address (if turned on in the settings) but the above solution would allow for more customization.
A third option would be to just implement a firewall rule called “ignored in analytics” or something like that.