Traffic....... something strange just happenned

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  1. CASE1WORKER profile image68
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    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?

  2. CASE1WORKER profile image68
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    Its still at it- seems to be coming from amazon aws?

  3. Hollie Thomas profile image61
    Hollie Thomasposted 7 years ago

    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. smile

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image68
      CASE1WORKERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i just checked up, its a web service operated by Amazon and they have looked at every hub, sometimes more than once- so I will have to see; hopefully its northing nasty, I dont want to go in the sandbox again

  4. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    This forum seems to be suggesting that not all bots from the Amazon aws are friendly -

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image68
      CASE1WORKERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I had thought it might not be good as they called in on every hub- even the "iffy" ones- I wonder if anyone else has noticed?

  5. melbel profile image92
    melbelposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image68
      CASE1WORKERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think its the fact that they called in at each hub, sometimes once and sometimes more- it seems to have stopped so will have to see what happens- note to amazon- honestly they really are not worth copying

  6. CASE1WORKER profile image68
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    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 … mazon-aws/

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's a really interesting link, thanks smile

      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.

  7. Stacie L profile image92
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    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.tongue

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image68
      CASE1WORKERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I  e mailed the team at HP- just to let them know. I am sure that they understand more than I do- It's probably nothing but it does not help to mention it.

      I am back to my normal one or two hits a minute!

  8. davenstan profile image66
    davenstanposted 7 years ago

    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.

  9. Cliff Mendrez profile image88
    Cliff Mendrezposted 7 years ago

    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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