Rodolfo6 - 11:30 pm on Aug 3, 2004 (gmt 0)
The entire problem is a year old and has nothing to do with our current host. Bad record keeping or not, the 21 weekly logs (with only the total number of weekly hits), and the 8 detailed weekly logs is all we have.
I agree with both of you, but unfortunately it does not resolve my problem. Somehow I must come up with an answer and I am looking for the most realistic approach, which certainly will not and is not expected to be perfect.
I must establish any kind of trend - such as an average of weekly spider hits from the detailed 8 weekly logs, or a percentage) and deduct it from the total number of hits. The question is, what is the most realistic approach.