Does Bot Indexing cause Views to be incremented?

(cpradio) #1

How does the View count get updated? Will it get updated when a bot indexes the site? Is it only incremented for anonymous and logged in users? Just logged in users?

(Sam Saffron) #2

Views are incremented per IP, we do not have any “bot” bypasses there.

Perhaps in future we will change to the “transparent gif” trick and force an extra http request for views, its a slightly more accurate pattern.

(cpradio) #3

So view counters get updated on the non-JS view too? That’s good to know. I’m torn on which way I would prefer it, so this was more of a question of curiosity than of motive.

(Jeff Atwood) #4

I believe this is no longer true, we track crawler views differently now.