We’re Separating the Humans from the Bots

Our new “bot” detection technology means more accurate article view reports for you.

If you checked your EzineArticles article reports recently, you might have noticed a slight change from the numbers you’re accustomed to seeing. What the reports are showing you now is actually a more accurate profile of the traffic your articles are generating.

After months of analyzing data, we have come up with a system that is more accurate in calculating actual “human” views versus “bot” views of your articles. This means the accuracy in the results is far more “real” and significantly reduces the number of false views from bots or scripts.

In the past, when one of these automated devices accessed an article it would occasionally be recorded by our systems as a view from a real human being. We have placed a tremendous amount of effort into recognizing and ignoring these non-human hits. The effort has paid off and your traffic reports are now more accurate than ever!

With our updated bot-detection technology, your article views will more accurately report how many times real human beings read your articles.

To Find Your Article Reports

  1. Log in to your EzineArticles member account.
  2. Click on the “Author Tools” drop-down menu and select “View My Article Reports.”
  3. If you’re unclear about the statistical categories we use, look for easy explanations in the beige-colored copy block before your statistics.

If you have any thoughts or questions about this new technology, please leave a comment below.

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Henri Junttila writes:

It’s extremely encouraging to see that you guys are improving your service every single day. It gets me motivated to write more articles! ;)

Comment provided March 15, 2010 at 10:15 AM

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Britt Malka writes:

What a great improvement! Thanks a lot! It might remove some of the real bad articles I sometimes see under the “most viewed” area.

Comment provided March 15, 2010 at 11:42 AM

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Timely step. Sometimes I too wondered about if the views were real or not.

Do you think somebody could manipulate views through devices?

Comment provided March 15, 2010 at 12:24 PM

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Where there is a will, there is a way to cheat.

Our full-time security team of network admins work very hard to minimize those who abuse our systems and overall I think they do a heck of a job.

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Keith writes:

So all of those article views I am seeing reported are all real humans then – wonderful!

It is good to know that real people are reading them.

Comment provided March 15, 2010 at 3:30 PM

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BradBowman writes:

I have read all kinds of rhetoric about who is the best article site,…..and of course, with a healthy dose of why that is so…

But I think this one, EzineArticles, is so far ahead of the crowd because of this kind of effort you and your staff are adding.

Many thanks and much appreciation.

Great example of over deliver and customer care.

Brad B.

Comment provided March 15, 2010 at 5:45 PM

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Oghenero Otite writes:

Thanks EzineArticles. I wish you Gods guidance and blessing.

Comment provided March 15, 2010 at 6:16 PM

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Waqas Ali writes:

Great work! It a understandable that it is the quality that make EzineArticles the best among the bests. Keep up the good work.

Comment provided March 15, 2010 at 6:53 PM

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Syed Jaffery writes:

There is lots of information available on this site that is most useful for any one. I really love reading and updating the techniques as internet marketer.

Comment provided March 16, 2010 at 7:47 AM

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Syed Jaffery writes:

Good article and lots of information on this website is more useful and essential for users.

Comment provided March 16, 2010 at 7:49 AM

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Lynsey Pat writes:

Anything that helps control the use of bots is good news in my book. Many thanks.

Lynsey Pat

Comment provided March 20, 2010 at 10:05 AM

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Denise R writes:

This is great news. Although it’s old news… Nonetheless, I appreciate the efforts being made by EzineArticles to protect us from artificial views and spammers. Thanks!

Comment provided March 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM

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