Pageviews by Browsers ~ What does ";" mean?

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Pageviews by Browsers

    Entry    Pageviews
    ; 53 (75%) ------------------------------
    Chrome 8 (11%)
    Firefox 5 (7%)
    Internet Explorer 2 (2%)
    Opera 1 (1%)
    Safari 1 (1%)

    So what does the ";" mean? As noted, there are 53 visits from it. Bot? Scraper? Worse? What?

    The associated operating system appears to be Windows

    Pageviews by Operating Systems

    Entry    Pageviews
    Windows 65 (92%) ------------------------
    Macintosh 3 (4%)
    Linux 1 (1%)
    iPhone 1 (1%)

    And here is what is probably the final nail in the coffin:

    Entry    Pageviews
    China 57 -----------------------
    United States 9

    Note: These stats do not come from any HP associated page.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I'm beginning to think it is a ping terminator? But what would be the point of whoever is doing that? And for doing it 53 times?

  3. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    OK, I'm pretty sure those 53 whatever's are hitting a different page on the site each occurrence.

    A benign thought. Baidu SE? But in that case, what's with the OS being Windows?

  4. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Bump.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    No clues found in various non-HP tech forums yet... Google general search also useless.

  6. ketage profile image85
    ketageposted 5 years ago

    It just means what browser they used to look at your hub, for example if i looked at one of your hubs with firefox and at another with my ipad , it will show once with firefox and once with safari.
    It doesn't actually make a difference to us writers, of more importance is the part that tells us where our pageviews came from, google , bing , hubpages etc. As that will give us an idea of which market is more interested in our articles.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. However, ";" appears to mean that the site-page was accessed with a non-browser. But yet, still accessed. So, the question is: accessed by what?

  7. SimeyC profile image95
    SimeyCposted 5 years ago

    Aha - it's Apple's new i-Watch - perhaps someone in China (where they usually make Apple stuff) was testing the i-Watch!!!!!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile

      This curious access has been going on for quite awhile. And it keeps claiming "Windows", but ";" instead of IE or whatever.

      1. SimeyC profile image95
        SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Don't tell me Apple are now using the Windows OS - no wonder their stock is dropping so quickly!!!

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I have concluded that life has ended as we know it. But I still want to know what ";" means in the browser category.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    And I'll keep hammering this until through Wednesday I guess. Do want answer.

  9. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Statistically speaking it is most of the remainder.  Thus probably visits where the browser used could not be identified.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I may have to decide to puzzle about you.

      Question still remains. What does ";" mean?

      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It is the arbitrary signifier for "no browser identified"--probably not even deliberate in nature but an accident of code.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          A came across something about PHP that substantiates that. Just wish they weren't from China....

 
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