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I was watching google analytics in real time when something really strange happenned. To put it into context I usually have about 10 to 12 hits an hour at the moment, I just had 15 hits in a minute, now its nearly 50 in half an hour. The problem is that they are all marked "DIRECT" with no source country on the map- also they are not google related. What is worrying is that they are looking at a lot of my hubs- not just the more popular ones- anyone got any ideas what could be happenning?
I don't know CW1, however I had more than 600 hits on one hub in 24 hours, all reportedly from FB. Apparently they are not real, however, they did not show up in Analytics. Maybe you're on a roll.
This forum seems to be suggesting that not all bots from the Amazon aws are friendly - http://www.forumpostersunion.com/showthread.php?t=10490
I have a hub that has been getting a lot of "direct" views over the past few days. It's got me a bit freaked out too, I must admit.
It appears that I caused this by tweeting my new hub. As I understand it, it would be a problem to Hub Pages server if a large number of hubbers were caught at the same time
I found this link which explains the situation, exactly as it happenned to me
http://blog.red7.com/swarming-searchbot … mazon-aws/
That's a really interesting link, thanks
You learn something new everyday here, you really do.
It's almost like a denial of service attack, the way they slow the servers to a crawl, not that I know in detail what a denial of service attack actually is, but imagine it to be along those lines, tying up the servers so that real people can't get a look in.
My traffic is on a wild roller coaster ride lately.
I dont know whats happening with "G" but it's causing motion sickness for me.
I am having a surge in traffic. I am not sure where it is coming from, but all of a suddent my pinterest referrals have gone crazy.
I also noticed a huge jump (almost twice) in my daily views today. I checked analytics and found that I got a surge of direct traffic, and all came from within hubpages. I think hubs got a boost in the SERP. I did a quick search of my hubs on google and I have many on the first page which were not previously there. I just hope my traffic will continue to rise like this!
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