Pageviews by Browsers
; 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
Windows 65 (92%) ------------------------
Macintosh 3 (4%)
Linux 1 (1%)
iPhone 1 (1%)
And here is what is probably the final nail in the coffin:
China 57 -----------------------
United States 9
Note: These stats do not come from any HP associated page.
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?
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?
No clues found in various non-HP tech forums yet... Google general search also useless.
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.
Aha - it's Apple's new i-Watch - perhaps someone in China (where they usually make Apple stuff) was testing the i-Watch!!!!!
This curious access has been going on for quite awhile. And it keeps claiming "Windows", but ";" instead of IE or whatever.
Don't tell me Apple are now using the Windows OS - no wonder their stock is dropping so quickly!!!
And I'll keep hammering this until through Wednesday I guess. Do want answer.
Statistically speaking it is most of the remainder. Thus probably visits where the browser used could not be identified.
I may have to decide to puzzle about you.
Question still remains. What does ";" mean?
It is the arbitrary signifier for "no browser identified"--probably not even deliberate in nature but an accident of code.
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