This snippet is for all my fellow bloggers out there, everyone else can just ignore it. I have been looking into my blog stats lately and have discovered some interesting things. I am on WordPress and the general consensus is that it gets less traffic than Blogger because the Google search engine gives priority to its own app. But, what I actually discovered is that Blogger includes all the spambot hits as well as search engines who roam through the blogsite. Here is some of the stuff I found about that:
Of course, these spam sites direct ‘hits’ to your blog, which may cause your stats to become inaccurate. You could say from looking at the screenshot above that I got 4,689 views, but I didn’t. To get a more accurate number, it’s a good idea to subtract the spam sites from your total. Doing that, you can see that I actually got 3,054. The fact that Google lets in these spam referrals is extremely annoying, although some people like them because they make their stats look good. But what’s the point in your stats looking good if the hits aren’t real?
As it turns out I guess is that the Google search engine punishes Blogger blogs because it counts all the spammers and other bots that attack it as views, WordPress filters them out excluding them from your counts. And with Blogger even these inflated numbers can be easily faked by a readily available app.
Long story short, don’t count the blog stats you run across being anywhere close to accurate and especially if you are hosted on Blogger.