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Discounting bot visiting phpbb3 forum

Recording only real people visiting my forum

2:55 am on Sep 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I've a phpbb3 forum in which I've a small Google ad in the viewtopic_body file. Would I be right in thinking my Google Adsense stats for page views will also contain visits by the registered bots?

If so, is there any way to get a true reading of real people visiting, without interfering with the bots and their functions?

4:43 am on Sept 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Your absolute best metric is looking at your server logs. There's a lot of information in those files!