I like to watch the real time analytics and where visitors come from. Lately, I've been getting views from the middle of the ocean, just West of Africa and a little under the horn. Google maps doesn't even show an island there.
These views have no keywords and no town listed. No referral. They come in groups, with maybe 4 or 5 visitors that rapidly all leave after a few minutes. They seem to be covering all my hubs, one at a time.
What in the world? Will I soon find that each hub is now copied somewhere in Nairobi or something?
I actually thought of a cruise ship or something like that, but doubt that analytics uses GPS or something to find location. I think they just go by the ip and where that is.
I know they have me in the wrong town; I'm actually in a suburb of Boise, Id. but analytics shows my own visits as Boise. Interestingly, they had me in a different city for a few weeks, but it then went back to Boise.
Google takes its readings from the server that sent them the information. (I think). When I was in Spain, sometimes according to Google I was in a major city about 200 miles north from where I was, other times I was in an area 200 miles to the south. I was never in the major metropolis nearest my home. Now on the west of Scotland, they think I am in a town south of London in England, about 500 miles away! I'm thinking a pirate ship might well be true for your location mystery, one that carries a server possibly powered by satellite, but catching traffic from elsewhere in Africa.
I had this, its some bots from amazonasw (I think that is right), Apparently this can happen after you have tweeted- they will go right through your hubs- I noticed it as I was on analytics on an incredibly quiet day and it went manic. I emailed Team at HP to let them know and they said just to look out for any odd click patterns, which has not happenned- this was about three weeks ago and all seems to be well.
I have a funny situation on traffic from one of my blogs...I posted two articles on my blog - one on chocolate and one on beer. The one on chocolate showed a huge spike from Switzerland and the one on beer showed a huge spike from Germany...Cannot be a coincidence
The behavior of visiting all of your hubs sounds like those weird Amazon Twitter bots or whatever that kept swarming hubbers' accounts recently. Maybe they spoof their location? I'll admit I don't closely check the locations of my traffic sources.
Yeah, that's the problem. Anywhere else I wouldn't be so concerned, but central Africa? A known hot spot for internet thieves of all kinds. God knows I get enough emails "giving" me money from that area of the world.
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