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FIXED: High slideshow play counts due to benign bot

  1. andyoz profile image88
    andyozposted 4 years ago

    One of my hubs has recieved 19 page views today.  However it says it has almost 14,000 slideshow views for the day.  All the stats on my other hubs seem normal, just this one has gone a little crazy.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image79
      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      @andyoz
      That for bringing this to our attention.
      Are you still seeing wonky/inflated slideshow view numbers?

      Can you provide the name and/or URL for the Hub or Hubs that have the inflated view?

      1. andyoz profile image88
        andyozposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        HI Matthew,
        Yep still seeing the huge amount of views.
        URL is http://andyoz.hubpages.com/hub/Furreal- … ate-Prices

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image79
          Matthew Meyerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I see the numbers to which you are referring.
          13,996 slideshow plays in one day does seem very high.

          It certainly isn't beyond the realm of possibility, but they seem pretty wonky.

          I have forwarded this to our engineering team to see if they can determine what might be causing this spike in numbers.

          1. andyoz profile image88
            andyozposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Cheers

            1. Matthew Meyer profile image79
              Matthew Meyerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I heard back from our engineering team.
              There does appear to actually be that many slideshow plays, but they all seem to have come from the same IP address.
              So the numbers are accurate, but we are looking into a solution to eliminate those from the total count.

              Just wanted to let you know if case you see them drop again.

              1. andyoz profile image88
                andyozposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Oh ok, thankyou.  Someone must really have enjoy those pictures to view them 14,000 times, very odd.  Thanks for all the quick responses.

                1. Matthew Meyer profile image79
                  Matthew Meyerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  @andyoz

                  It sounds like out engineering team is going to build a process to clean up the counts from IPs with a very large number of requests.
                  So you may see the number be adjusted in the future.

                2. Matthew Meyer profile image79
                  Matthew Meyerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  The fix has been deployed, so you should see the numbers adjust downward now.

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