Resolved True number of views of threads

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by damiengolding, May 23, 2012.

  1. damiengolding, May 23, 2012
    Last edited: May 23, 2012

    damiengolding macrumors newbie

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    Hi, this maybe something for forum software communities, but I will try out my luck here, any help is much appreciated.

    One thing I have noticed recently is the number of views of threads in communities are very high. For popular sites like MacRumors, it may be difficult to work out how accurate the figures are, but I have worked with many smaller communities, and even on those sites the view count is very high.

    However, these sites do get a lot of spam, so I am assuming spammers whether human or robots make up a lot of these views.

    Is there any way to distinguish between human and computer views? or even spammers in general? and does the view counts include guests too?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No.

    No.

    Yes.
     
  3. damiengolding thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I am satisfied with that answer.
    If only all my other questions were answered with "Yes" and "No" :D
     

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