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Robots & counters

Ok this is now becoming a major issue for me I've added a counter to our website so now I'm seeing a large number of hits different robots, specifically google. Is there a way to block robots from being counted in stats? The robots hits are now slowly becoming half if not more of the daily total Any help on this would be appreciated

Re: Robots & counters

This seems to be a side effect of increasing sophistication in the various bots. It isn't just a problem with Bravenet, I see it in Statcounter too and also distorting the stats in my affiliate marketing account.

Blocking the bots' IP addresses would be counter productive but there should be ways to disregard them when updating the stats.