I just launched my first website I fully wrote myself in php/mysql - www.TomPaineToday.com. After testing it on my own computer for a while, I decided I might as well launch it and see what problems I run into.
The first issue I came across was that my link redirect counter loves counting the Google Bot. Now, I am sure many people have had this idea in the past and will tell me why I should not do it, but what problems will I cause if I treat Google Bot "clicks" differently then human clicks by filtering IPs?
After I find out that this will blacklist me from Google or whatever other devastating problems it will cause, is there an open list of IP addresses that I should disregard for future click counting?