Saturday, March 31, 2018

Do Not Trust Blogger Stats

If you're a Blogger user, you've probably glanced at the Blogger Stats page and admired your numbers. I am sorry to tell you that those statistics clearly include a lot of spam - fake hits on your page by bots - because there is no processing at all done.

I've got Google Analytics installed on this blog, and here are screen shots of Blogger Stats and Analytics, by user and country.

Analytics for the last week (click to enlarge):

Blogger Stats for the last two days (click to enlarge):

It's nice to think I got 8,000 hits in the last two days, but I didn't. The Google Analytics stats are the ones to be trusted because of spam filtering.

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