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LSI "Search" data returning search terms that don't make sense

LSI is showing that the most commonly used search term by users of our community is "20" - meaning our users are inputting the number 20 in the search function & pressing enter .

Does anyone have any idea why this might be the case? Is this a known issue with LSI?  

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Re: LSI "Search" data returning search terms that don't make sense

I was looking at this today and our most common search is "1", which is just as strange. Apparently in the last two weeks 5% of our overall searches were this value (over 1200 searches or to put another way 90 a day).

Definitely appears to be some kind of error.

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Re: LSI "Search" data returning search terms that don't make sense

Just took a quick squizz at ours and nothing looks amiss for the past month or last few weeks. "breast cancer" and "bowel" are our top two, people searching for their usernames appear to be the top without results along with the letter a 🤣

Hope you can get it sorted!

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Khoros Staff RahulPa
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Re: LSI "Search" data returning search terms that don't make sense

This is possibly the result of a bot. LSI has bot filters that keep the metrics bot-free as much as possible but sometimes it fails and certain bots/crawlers cloaked as actual user accounts lead to search results like this. You may file a ticket with Khoros Support and get some more details on the bots, provided the details are exposed (such as their IP Address and geo-location etc.) but usually they aren't exposed. I wouldn't say this is an issue, but rather a rare case where bot/crawler metrics get mistaken as user metrics (because they are represented that way) and LSI cannot differentiate this. The bot Database does get updated so that LSI doesn't count metrics from these bots in the future but if something new comes up that's not already recorded in our Database, then it will show up in the metrics unless it gets detected and then recorded in our Database. Hope this helps.

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