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Bot filtering

Clicky aggressively filters out bots from being logged, much more so than other services. (And no, there is not a way to disable this for your site).

This wasn't much of a deal but the last few years, bots have gotten much more sophisticated in emulating real human visitors with 'real' user agents. There are a number of very common patterns with a lot of these bots though. We monitor for these patterns and filter out all traffic that comes in from thes visitors. Of course, we also filter out common bot user agents, but those are getting less and less common as time goes on.

Bots can represent a large percentage of traffic for some web sites. Keep in mind that if Clicky's traffic numbers are lower than another tracking service you are also using, this is the likely reason.