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Title: Inflated download counts
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Distutils Versions:
Status: closed Resolution: not a bug
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: eric.araujo Nosy List: dsoprea, eric.araujo, pitrou, tarek
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2013-10-25 12:53 by dsoprea, last changed 2022-04-11 14:57 by admin. This issue is now closed.

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Messages (2)
msg201234 - (view) Author: Dustin Oprea (dsoprea) * Date: 2013-10-25 12:53
Noah recommended that I approach the distutils mailing list to report a potential PyPI problem. I can't seem to find a webpage for the distutils list, so I'm posting an official bug.

I have a few packages on PyPI, and I often find my counts immediately taking hold, and, for the more useful projects, skyrocketing. However, I recently started a service that requires membership. In the last month, PyPI reports 3000 downloads of the client, yet Google Analytics only reports a handful of visits to the website. I have even less membership signups (as expected, so soon after launch). Why are the download counts so inflated? Obviously, they're very misleading and limited if they don't ignore spurious visitors (like robots).

What has to be done to get this to be accurate?

I've included two screenshots of PyPI and GA.
msg201235 - (view) Author: Antoine Pitrou (pitrou) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-10-25 12:56
Dustin: see
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:57:52adminsetgithub: 63587
2013-10-25 12:56:11pitrousetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + pitrou
messages: + msg201235

resolution: not a bug
2013-10-25 12:53:33dsopreacreate