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When questions are asked on SO, I'm sure they are constantly being cached by web crawlers; do these count toward the "viewed" counter on question pages? Or does SO at least try to fish those out?

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This is a great opportunity to advertise my old but related and still unanswered question about visitors. – animuson Dec 3 '12 at 2:43

No, they do not.

We test user-agents and know (well, as long as it's a known web spider user agent) if the HTTP request is coming from a web crawler or not.

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