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Is this source something to worry about?

  1. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 6 years ago

    I recently got a spike on one of my hubs. It was doing pretty ok fetching me around 50 views a day. But suddenly an excess of 54 views from ak.facebook.c*m

    I wonder if its just one more of the facebook type of bots. I checked if my work is copied and it's safe. So, any views as to what this could be? If its something legit I'll be the happiest! Never heard of these type of subdomains on FB though

  2. LeanMan profile image89
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    There have been a few forum threads about spikes of traffic from facebook in the form of some sort of "bot" in the last few months and I have seen it a few times on various of my hubs getting 50+ visits in one burst.
    I have no idea what it is but it does not seem to have done any harm, and from memory the previous posts all said not to worry....

    Unless anyone else knows different....

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've got those boosts too. But mine were in the 30's happened to me twice. I remember Izzy got some in the hundreds. But, those were from Facebook.c*m and not ak.facebook.c*m and that's why I asked to know if anyone else got them or if they know what the ak.... means. (I googled it and all I got was ad.ak.facebook.c*m

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Somethings wrong I usually get between 300-400 views per day and in the past 3 mins already got 60 views from just 2 people! Using real time analytics

        1. lobobrandon profile image88
          lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Here's the analytics report and the views are still coming in by the tens!
          http://s2.hubimg.com/u/6586053.png

          1. lobobrandon profile image88
            lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            14 mins later (These too are from ak.Facebook.c*m but are on another hub!)

            http://s4.hubimg.com/u/6586091.png

  3. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image97
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    Are they actual views from those individuals, or did they perhaps link to your hub with a referral code?   The spike I had (which was a malicious, automated attack that hit several of us) produced about 7,000 hits to one hub in just a few hours.  I unpublished it for a few days to stop the traffic.  The number of hits you mention sounds more like someone shared your hub?  But I'm no expert.

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Nope it's definately not a share. It's just 5 individuals that were on at that particular time and each of them on different hubs. They're viewing the slideshows now and at that time it should have been just 7 views as they went to other pages and I was keeping a close watch. At present got 2 visitors and the views are still coming in; but, slower. Oh it's increasing pace again.

      Waiting for the hourly stats to refresh to get some more info from HP as to which is the one being attacked

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        My best hub is the one with the massive view count. I keep a close watch on this hub and I can see it's got 2 more likes on FB. Could that be the source?? I hope its going viral if its a legit source as there are more views coming in. Oh wow! the maps being flooded and I reached a new high of traffic. I'm going to be pis**d off if these are those idiotic bots!

  4. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 6 years ago

    Now my questions are getting views too!! The average weekly views are around 5 and in the past 10 mins already 20 views on different questions. Hmm should I deactivate my adsense as a precaution?

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think the AK Facebook thing is a problem. I've seen a few of them on Analytics. Sounds like you have something going viral, just sit back and enjoy the ride smile

      Only disable Adsense if you see you are getting clicks, and more clicks than you would expect for the number of views - ie getting 50 clicks on 2 views, or something.

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Oh I so hope its going viral smile But, views are coming on all hubs now. But those 2 are getting the max. Just crossed 550 views in the past 24 hrs. 200 past my max ever. Checked my adsense 15 mins back 0 clicks so I'm happy big_smile

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Oh well, maybe there has been another Google 'flux' and your whole subdomain has received a boost. Brilliant!!

          Wish it would happen to me sad

          1. lobobrandon profile image88
            lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            No the source is saying direct.. And the views are coming from all over the US and east Africa out in the sea (No country)

            1. IzzyM profile image88
              IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Odd. Keep us up to date with what is happening.

              1. lobobrandon profile image88
                lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Yup I will, it's 1am and I'm getting just organic traffic now and I can see the search terms again - am I happy that my traffic decreased big_smile

                Since it's the next day I checked my analytics - average visit duration is way low!! Just 39 secs against approx of 2mins. Bounce rate is fairly constant surprisingly.

                Will check out the stats in the morn next.

                Oh and my graph just got a big jump making everything else look tiny sad lol

                1. lobobrandon profile image88
                  lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  The HP Ad program hasn't updated right for the 8th? Or is it just me? Because usually there are hundreds of threads once its later than usual

            2. Pearldiver profile image79
              Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              See if you can get an accurate fix on that marine site, because that really is a bit suspicious!  It is likely to be the kids at the Atlantis hydroponics school searching for new ways to grow tomatoes underwater... or if you can see a periscope... it's Borat mucking around again in his submarine seeking out new movie ideas for his followup to The Dictator! smile

              Either way... you're famous now and your autograph can make a few bucks on ebay! big_smile

              Well done mate!

  5. CASE1WORKER profile image66
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    I had this a few weeks ago and again on Sunday night- last time it was the amazon bots- I did e mail HP and they said not to worry just look for changes in click patterns which is what I did
    I had it on my second account  during the last eight hours as well! Oh yes and on Monday I had the AK facebook hits- 80 on one hub!

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh so I'm not alone that's good to hear and I've got 80 on a hub too and another 75 on another - both my best performing hubs that too! But then views were everywhere even upto page 2 of my hubtivity acc to real time analytics.

  6. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 6 years ago

    One thing is for sure, it wasn't a bot as those views counted in the impressions. But, I guess they made no diff at all. The CPM was 50% lower and so even though the impressions were huge the earnings were just my 3rd highest ever not too good for that many impressions smile

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm just checking my HP Ad earnings just now, and it looks to me like they have made a mistake.
      My CPM is way low (those things happen!), but my impressions are reading double what they should be.
      I expect them to drop when their final tally comes in, and with any luck CPM will rise a bit.

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hmm, even the 7th CPM was low compared to the usual; but, the 8th was too low. Maybe my views will drop too - who knows! Will have to wait and see then big_smile

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I just checked all my user names and the earnings seem to be about normal, but it is the same across the board - CPM too low, and impressions too high.

          I'm sure they'll sort it, but earnings will likely be right even if the other figures are off.

          1. lobobrandon profile image88
            lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            ok smile thanks for checking and letting me know big_smile

 
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