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jordansparks
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Number of forum views

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I just noticed that a post I made last month has nearly 5000 views. There's no way. I would expect maybe around a hundred of those are legit, and many of those are repeats because it was an ongoing conversation. I suspect Russian bots because we've been getting a few Russian spammers. But still, 5000? It's frustrating because I really would like to know how many legitimate views there are.
Mati_Roy
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Re: Number of forum views

Post by Mati_Roy »

I could probably have Google Analytics installed for you if you wanted. This would give you more info on your viewers (OS, location, time of visit, etc.), and so help identify which traffic was legit.
MaximilianKohler
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Re: Number of forum views

Post by MaximilianKohler »

It might be possible to set up Cloudflare as a front end and have them block bot traffic. https://www.ecosia.org/search?q=cloudfl ... ock%20bots

I use their free plan on my forum. I'm not sure if they block bot views though.
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