TheMadScientist - 1:51 am on May 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Nope Lucy24 ... The last page fetch by the preview bot before your visit was: Fri, 06 May 2011 19:12:31 -0600 GMT
So, basically the preview 'not-a-bot' visit tells us nothing except Google wanted the page and who knows how many times it's been viewed or not viewed as a preview since ... I've only got to change the way the stats are stored and the databases are set up so I can select efficiently and keep them from being counted ... No big deal ... Grrr! ... (See if I ever go relational on DB tables to save storage space again! lol) ... Of course I DON'T have the user-agent in an 'easy to access' place in that set of stats, so I can't just 'not count' the preview grabs in the visit information I display ... Yes, if you really want to know, it's tucked away in a great big related 'text' field that's 'not pretty' to search through for a specific string ... It's very easy to take apart and display with PHP, but saying 'don't count this UA inside this field' is another story!
BTW: The site they're messing up the stats on is not the one in my profile ... The one they're messing them up on is about 20,000 pages and they're REALLY messing up the stats!