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Boost in traffic this weekend?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jaxel, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Nothing special happened in my community this weekend. Yet when I look at analytics, I see this:

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    The interesting thing is that according to AdSense, there has not been a spike in impressions. Which means either everyone in this MASSIVE growth has adblock, or they are all bots. Has anyone else experienced this?
     
  2. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I'm also looking at average visit duration. Which was normally around 6-8 minutes; but during these spikes, it drops to as low as 30 seconds. Which tells me again, they are bots, get rejected by my spam systems, and then go away.
     
  3. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    I've had periods, usually 7-10 days of huge spikes in bots and spam, and then the visits go back down to normal.
     
  4. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Granted I don't have as much activity, but I show the same pattern throughout the week.

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