My project refers users to external news sites via hyperlinks.
I want to track the most popular news item over a period of time and highlight this in different ways.
I initially thought I would refer the member to external.php?ID= where I would add a record to a database, capture the News ID, Time, IP perhaps etc.
I can remove double clicks by doing a time check and ignoring anything within 30 minutes or anything within the same session but how can I remove those dam bots?
Or is there a better way of doing this?