April 25, 2011

Polls Giving Extra Views On Blogger Bug?

Everyone seems to be having an issue with the Polls widget in blogger. It's giving them fake/ghost views in the tens or hundreds, and even thousands. The referral link is coming from the poll URL which certainly is not a legitimate viewer. There has yet to be a reply or fix from Adsense or Blogger team - so let's keep waiting, and hope this gets fixed soon! We don't want fake views included in our stats.

Comment on this post if you have a similar problem! (Remember though: It's against AdSense TOS to show specific details of your blog's stats - so keep it simple!







37 comments:

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  2. i don't use the poll widget, but i hope blogger resolves the issue. :)

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  3. surely it's not giving adsense page views though.

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  4. ad sense has gone well with me.

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  5. idk what this even is so i guess im not being affected by it

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  6. I did not know this. Certainly very intriguing. Hope the bug gets fixed soon. :)

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  7. Ah, another reason to keep a poll of my blog then.

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  8. i had this problem, i removed by poll as it was creating lots of incorrect stats.

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  9. I haven't noticed too great an issue yet

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  10. Hope this is resolved soon :)

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  11. Hope this is resolved soon too

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  12. I dont see this problem on my blog :/

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  13. didnt know about this until i saw this post

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  14. I hope they sort this out soon, must just be some wrong code somewhere ;D

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  15. hadn't used a poll yet although I'd considered it. Glad I didn't now

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  16. I haven't used a poll myself either. Thanks for sharing this tho, its good to know if I ever use one. Hopefully, they can resolve it soon.

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  17. I don't use polls, all is well with me

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  18. Yep! Happening to my blog as well. What is the deal with this? I'm getting 100+ hits a day because of this problem and is totally throwing off my google analytics. They need to fix this crap. And oh yeah,

    Go Rams!
    csufootball.blogspot.com

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  19. sigh, i hate glitches like this

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  20. Haven't put up any polls yet, but I'm glad you brought this to my attention beforehand.

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  21. I don't have polls on my blog

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  22. I don't use it - and my blog is vote driven!
    Glad I went for the comments=votes idea instead.

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  23. hmm havent noticed. dont have any polls on my blog

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  24. Interesting, I'll probably just avoid polls then.

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  25. Over 6000 hits for me in about 10 days. If you click on my link, it says "reviews" and comes up with a ghost image of my polls.

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  26. um im not sure. i just started. cool post though
    followed
    please check out my blog

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  27. i heard about the problems so i actually wasn't interested in polls anymore.

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  28. Hmm, I don't think I ever noticed :-)

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