The majority of bot traffic on the web comes from bots that self-identify. For example, search engine spiders and SEO crawlers. Independent Analytics recognizes and excludes all such bots from being counted.
When compared with analytics tools like Google Analytics, you’ll find that the total views and visitors are nearly the same with this form of bot detection implemented.
That said, there are also bots that disguise themselves. Independent Analytics does not implement techniques for excluding these bots as it is a complex technical challenge outside the scope of the product, but there are other tools available to block this type of traffic from your site.
To improve the accuracy of your analytics, we highly recommend using Cloudflare.
The free tier of Cloudflare will help to block bots from accessing your site automatically. You can also enable Bot Fight Mode, which will eliminate nearly all visits from unverified bots.