Does the stat counter also count visits by spammers?

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  • #141856

    silsblog
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    If my blog has 15,000 hits, and Askimet has caught 5,000 spam comments, is the ‘real’ number of hits closer to 10,000?

    #142096

    It depends on how the spam was submitted. If it was a direct form post, then no – it’s not part of the hits. If it was through a load in “browser, wait, populate form, submit” thing, then it does count. But, it’s probably more of the direct form posting, so the hits are mostly real visitors.

    #142136

    raincoaster
    Member

    Andy has said that WordPress essentially eliminates robots from its stat count.

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