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suspicious 1 day traffic spike

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by y2kh8r, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. y2kh8r

    y2kh8r Junior Member

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    One of my blogs saw a strange traffic spike- from maybe five or ten visits a day... to a one day spike of 400-ish visits - 2 to each and every page of my blog, average viewing time 00:00:00 , all direct traffic.

    so, what do you think happened? Did someone just steal my content? It seems like some sort of bot or spider.
     
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  2. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    are you running Google Analytics to see where it's coming from?

    I had that happen once on one of my sites. I was averaging 20 visits a day and one day it spiked to 400.

    It turns out someone on CL had linked to my website in order to reference something (they were looking for someone to build something, and they used a picture on one of my pages as an example model), so I had like 400 visits from CL.
     
  3. y2kh8r

    y2kh8r Junior Member

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    Yeah, I'm using analytics. There's no referrer- they're direct visits.
     
  4. mark9510

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    maybe someone is trying to DDoS your site
     
  5. toyo

    toyo BANNED BANNED

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    probably a email harvester.
     
  6. y2kh8r

    y2kh8r Junior Member

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    best answer yet...
     
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    or a site ripper.
     
  8. y2kh8r

    y2kh8r Junior Member

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    My first thought was that it was a site ripper as well... funny thing is... I just used wp video tube for all the posts! If it was a site ripper, then the joke is on them. Oh, and I hope they have fun with their 8 hits a day.