I'm pretty sure it does. There have been times where I edited a very old hub that rarely got views and, the next day, it says that article is hot. Unless it was some amazing traffic coincidence, it was probably just me giving it traffic. But, as far as I know, traffic from you while you are logged in, won't reflect negatively on your scores and revenues. If you log out and then start clicking on your advertisements, then bad things will happen.