x.15a2
traffic is calculated by number of searches, not IP address.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 11 months ago Link

anonymous
Which is exactly the point. Each employee will do "x" number of requests a day when they are testing, etc. Multiply that by the number of employees and you quickly have a lot of "fake" traffic. If you don't track by IP address then you have no way to filter out these requests.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 11 months ago Link
x.15a2
<20 employees. 6,174,431 direct 15,505,274 api searches on last count.

What would the point be? If your conjecture were the case, why would DDG publish down-turns in hits, or are the downturns when employees take vacations?
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 11 months ago Link
Jlg
Not sure why your worried about this so much? Please elaborate?
posted by Jlg Community Leader3 years and 11 months ago Link
anonymous
Bob the scarecrow set-up a bot that hits DDG with a random search words every 5 seconds. Bob has expanded, thus the traffic stats are inflating.

Find Bob on youtube, he is fighting google+ as he never liked this update.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 11 months ago Link