I found out that about 30% of my webserver traffic are robots—programs
that crawl the Internet indexing webpages. Why did I calculate that?
A question on the Robots Mailing List (dealing with programs that crawl the
Internet and not mechanical devices that walk about going “R2-D2, where are
you?”) asking if robots skew banner impressions and click throughs. An
interesting question and while 30% might seem a bit high, that's only
because my server isn't a heavily trafficked site at all, despite my good
placement in the search engines.
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