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02 August 2014 @ 10:50 pm
Hello?? Does anyone else find this... unconvincing?  

Very recently my stats for page views has gone absolutely bats**t crazy... I mean I'm seeing my page viewing tripled suddenly. I'm having some very serious doubts that these are real numbers and even though I'm not posting a reviewing-blog for that reason, I'm obviously interested enough to have stats turned on and to look at 'em.

Has anyone else found that their blogs are very suddenly more popular out of the blue?

How exactly are these numbers being generated... do those weird-duck robo-compositors count as an actual visit. Sites like this insanity -

/stoppingbreakups.com/why-is-my-ex-so-bitter/no-more-sex-in-our-relationship/    [I'm not hyperlinking to that sh*t]

Which has nothing to do with anything that I've ever actually posted and that I've never visited before tonight to find out what the f* it is and why it's coming up in a search of my blog name. It was my understanding that the LJ-counter was actually counting real visitors who y'know, actually clicked one of your real pages.

I'm confused. Should I just stop looking at this silliness... because that's probably actually the answer.

Current Mood: confusedconfused
Barbrahirah on August 3rd, 2014 05:26 am (UTC)
I know that sometime I've heard of sites having glitches where every page refresh is counted as a hit, and/or they don't check to see if hits are from the same IP address. AO3 had that happen a while back, and it wildly inflated a lot of people's hit counts. Perhaps that's happening here.
harsens_robharsens_rob on August 3rd, 2014 01:50 pm (UTC)
It's certainly possible that we have a glitch... especially with the reply from rbfvid taken into consideration.

I knew these numbers couldn't be real.
Restfield Placerbfvid on August 3rd, 2014 10:51 am (UTC)
If you are talking about LJ stats, they are tweaking stat system because of the russian blogging law (they must give visiting stats of all russian blogs to authorities now). Hence lots of glithes last week.
harsens_rob: rear windowharsens_rob on August 3rd, 2014 01:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the info. I knew that something had to be going on somewhere; my stats are just completely bizarre... which means that I should just STOP LOOKING AT THEM.

It's become a compulsion.