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Lots of returning visits to same page from same IP address

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by MetalMan390, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. MetalMan390

    MetalMan390 Regular Member

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    This is kind of a weird question, but I watch my statcounter logs and some of my web pages keep getting a ton of returning visits from the same IP address(different IPs for different sites, probably unrelated), but they only view the same page. I'm talking about 50-150 visits to the same page over time. Why on earth would anyone come back to the same page ONLY on my website over and over and over? I am wondering if there is any way to make a popup come up on my webpage that only the person from that specific IP address would see when they visit the site and actually ask them what they are doing... I know it sounds weird but sometimes I question people's intentions for visiting the same ONE page on my site every other day. I am running wordpress for these sites.
     
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  2. tymes90

    tymes90 Regular Member

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    Just about everyone gets this. It is commonly from spiders that are finding a link and returning to a certain page. If you have a lot of links or just one high quality link on a popular site, the spiders will follow that link each time it crawls that page.
     
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    ronegraT Power Member

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    I had the same problem a while ago, i did belive it was spambots since comments started to appear for that post
     
  4. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    bots, crawlers, click farms or maybe you have some interesting content and you're just being leeched. To make the popup just code something quick in php and add a simple javascript popup/lightbox to inform the visitor he's not welcome there. If it bothers you and don't wanna waste time add an .htaccess and ban the ip/range altogether. Lots of info here: http://php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.server.php
     
  5. Beingakrant

    Beingakrant BANNED BANNED

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    It's common. I think many people face such a problem.
     
  6. MetalMan390

    MetalMan390 Regular Member

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    thanks for the replies, that makes sense that it's some type of crawler.
     
  7. TommyBryce

    TommyBryce Newbie

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    they probably set it as their browser start page, and are too lazy to change it or nothing better to change it to yet
     
  8. AutoBlogger

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    It's spambot for sure. Nothing to worry about.