I found out that about 30% of my webserver traffic are
robots—programs that crawl the Internet indexing webpages. Why did I
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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