When using an Image tracker is not possible, you can also call the Matomo Tracking API using HTTP. Check out more information on how to use these advanced tracking techniques in the Matomo Tracking API.
In general there are a few options to track bots and search engine bots using Matomo:
- Using the Tracking HTTP API, you can enable the tracking of bots by setting the parameter &bots=1 in the piwik.php tracking request
- When importing your web server access log files with the option
--enable-botsthe Search Engine Bots will be tracked