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My subdomain just got invaded by 40 visitors from Santa Cruz...

  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    So says Real-time. No associated keywords.

    I hope that's where the Google bots hangout...

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      perhaps a link to your work has triggered the rush

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        If this rush had come from certain other places..., I'd be freaking out right about now about all the DMCA's I'd now have to be filing....

        But being Santa Cruz, I'm feeling optimistic. I'll know more after the next hourly stats update hopefully.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I hope that they're clickers and buyers, PDS. smile

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            The 40 visits did not show on GA or HP. This tends to confirm it was some sort of bot. HP isn't showing it as either Google or Bing. And HP doesn't appear to show Yahoo crawls, until someone tells me  they've seen that entry on their hubs, etc. Also, could have been Ask.com or who knows? Oh, well. It was fun to watch.

    2. Drive-by Quipper profile image59
      Drive-by Quipperposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Did you say Santa Cruz?

      https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRCfEugCfWKxGQ6cDTQZd3YEBvyCpA_QVudhBYinnTbGD2gfQb3

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    The info showed up on GA! All one person using a Macintosh. Copied down all their info. They visited my profile twice and 38 of my hubs. All 40 landing pages were visited for less than a second each. With a 100% bounce rate. Google must be so impressed... Can anyone think of a benign explanation for this occurence?

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe someone bounced onto the page, copied the link and then bounced off??

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That is certainly a much happier explanation than copying the article.

        It was obviously a totally automated process at that speed.

        Why me? And I wonder what they/it are up to...

        Are there any search engines located in Santa Cruz that use Macintosh? big_smile big_smile big_smile

        And why just those 38 hubs and not the other 40+? An interesting puzzle for me...

        I've noted the titles. We shall see what we shall see... smile

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          What is the link between those thirty eight titles? Topic? Value of keywords? Are they the most successful of your hubs? is that the order in which they are shown on your profile page?

          I'd start with softmania.com, if you think they may have been copied, although that's unlikely because they usually just copy the summary and any image.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            So far looks totally random. No commonality that I've noticed. I'll do text string searches in a few days. But for now, I'll just chalk this up as entertainment. If I do end up having to deal with pain-in-the-neck bad things, I'll hardly be the first. smile

      2. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        And I just realized Santa Cruz is practically down the street from Apple HQ...

        I'm beginning to think all is well. Heart attack averted. big_smile

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Good. big_smile

 
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