Bots and search enginesI can't find any info about visits to the website by search engines and other bots in the Common Questions.
Are these visits to my website included in the stats or not? From one of the other forum replies it seemed like they were excluded but I'm not sure???
Posted Thu Mar 11 2010 4:05pm by bcfed
Posted Thu Mar 11 2010 9:27pm by Your Friendly Clicky Admin
I agree with our Friendly Clicky Admin on this one. Stats that included the Bots always provide inaccurate information as to the Actual numbers of visitors. I use my hosting companies Internal stats to get the information on Bots.
My host has Awstats built into their C-Panel so it is easily accessed. Of course, Awstats doesn't hold a candle to Clicky.
Posted Thu Mar 11 2010 10:49pm by websight1
i´m pretty sorry, but since 3 days there is a massive visit by bots (google) and they´re not excluded.
on bigger sites there is a difference about 5-10%
on smaller sites to 30% daily
with "bots" every stat is for trash ;)
can you explain that? i think, i´m not alone with this fact.
Posted Fri Mar 12 2010 3:52am by leisure
Hi Friendly Clicky Admin
That's what I hoped as I want to know the number of 'real' visitors
Thanks for the confirmation
Posted Fri Mar 12 2010 9:29am by bcfed
Posted Fri Mar 12 2010 12:09pm by Your Friendly Clicky Admin
A Web crawler is a computer program that browses the World Wide Web in a methodical, automated manner or in an orderly fashion. Other terms for Web crawlers are ants, automatic indexers, bots,  or Web spiders, Web robots, or—especially in the FOAF community—Web scutters.
This process is called Web crawling or spidering. Many sites, in particular search engines, use spidering as a means of providing up-to-date data. Web crawlers are mainly used to create a copy of all the visited pages for later processing by a search engine that will index the downloaded pages to provide fast searches. Crawlers can also be used for automating maintenance tasks on a Web site, such as checking links or validating HTML code. Also, crawlers can be used to gather specific types of information from Web pages, such as harvesting e-mail addresses (usually for spam).
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Posted Tue Aug 17 2010 5:17am by
Allright, I am a paying Woopra customer and I am looking for another analytics which deals with bots. So far I see bots in my Woopra stats marked as visitors. Reading this here I see that getclicky has the same problem. Too bad.
Posted Thu Feb 24 2011 8am by henkdijkstraal
We try to block most "annoying" bots by default, so at least we're trying. I have no idea if Woopra does anything like that or not. But I rarely rarely see any bots in the sites that I track with Clicky.
Posted Fri Feb 25 2011 5:12pm by Your Friendly Clicky Admin
With our prev analytics bots where at least reported so we can track what the yahoo and google bot crawled
Posted Thu Mar 3 2011 8:46pm by perfumax
I need to track spam bot activity as it happens, so I can block them. Therefore, the fact that automated bots are filtered out, with no option for me to allow them or disallow them manually, is a drawback.
Posted Thu Apr 21 2011 4:21pm by HS1979
Woopra are absolutely hopeless. They have know about these bots and ive pointed out the ip range yet they do nothing in months.
Not to mention they have no real goal tracking, ecommerce tracking, etc. When u ask then fir support they point u inthe direction of some vague FAQ that makes no sense.
As far as I can see, clicky isn't counting these new google bots.
Posted Sat Apr 23 2011 4:32pm by anteck-DELETED