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Forum stats questionable.
« on: February 16, 2014, 12:47:43 AM »
At 12:45am today (Sunday), the forum shows 5 users that have logged in (with names). But most logged in shows as a count of 19.  ??? ??? ???

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Re: Forum stats questionable.
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 12:54:14 AM »
The 19 users aren't all members (guests) and at this time of the evening I would most likely consider them "bots" rather than real people.

Companies like google, bing, yahoo, baidu (Chinese) use these bots which are just software to scour all the webpages and collect all the information for when you do a search. Having 20 or so bots on a forum is not unusual.


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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 12:48:33 PM »
this is a screen grab from my forum where i have coded it to show more information



you can see google spiders and few more from soft layer.

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Re: Forum stats questionable.
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014, 11:23:19 PM »
What is a google spider, ginger
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014, 11:37:42 PM »
 A spider is their word for bot (software).

Spider crawling the world wide web.....
« Last Edit: February 16, 2014, 11:40:37 PM by Ginger ninja »

 

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