Support » Plugin: WP Statistics » I'm pretty sure the app is counting ME

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  • Plugin Contributor Greg Ross

    (@gregross)

    You’ll need to provide some more details, what exclusions have you configured?

    I’m excluding administrator, editor and author. I wasn’t sure what “contributor” was; should I exclude it just in case?

    I haven’t excluded any IP addresses. There are three suggested. Might those be mine?

    Plugin Contributor Greg Ross

    (@gregross)

    Assuming your logged in as one of the roles you have excluded then you should be fine.

    However if you visit the site without being logged in you will get recorded.

    The three subnet’s suggested are the standard non-routable ip subnet ranges, assuming your site is hosted remotely there is no need to exclude these.

    Thanks! It also just occurred to me that spammers are really inflating my visit count! I don’t normally think about them, because Akismet catches their comments before they appear on my posts. But when I look at my posts, I see visitors from all over the world, and I know I don’t have a bunch of fans in, say, China, but I do get spam comments from there. Is there any way to exclude them? I may have to exclude entire countries, maybe based on language.

    I just published a blog post yesterday, and it already shows 55 visitors. I just published one today TWO MINUTES AGO, and already there are two hits from Ukraine. (There are also a bunch of two-minute-old hits on my main page from the US, which I highly suspect are me, even though I’m logged in.)

    Plugin Contributor Greg Ross

    (@gregross)

    Unfortunately spammers usually are coming from real PC’s that have been infected so there’s no real way to detect them reliably. We block out as much as we can but there will be some that get through.

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