PLEASE NOTICE, I want to stress that this article is in no way an official DeviantART article. I posted it as an ordinary deviant and on my own responsibility. Also note that I am not a member of the DeviantART staff, I am a Volunteer Gallery Moderator.
A few months back some people started to have insanely high pageviews and we wondered how that can be. Well, it's incredibly easy, those people are running a simple php script called a "bot" to manipulate the DeviantART pageview counter. Well, if people can polish their self esteem with it, fine. But now something else is going on with those pageview bots. Some very clever people now offer pageviews for points and real money and you know what? PEOPLE ACTUALLY DO THAT!!!
Deviants, are you really that blind? The pageviews you get are no actual pageVIEWS, it's JUST A NUMBER without any real visitor coming to your page.
What is a bot?
A 'bot' is a simplified term for 'robot', it's a piece of s