Confusing Blog Visits and False Confidence
So, I’m hoping one of you blog brains out there can shed some light on a new visitor phenomena on my blog. I’m used to 20-60 visits a day. Sometimes a little more, but not much. I can live with that. It’s not terrific, but at least I know SOMEONE is reading this stuff.
All of a sudden I’m getting 175 to 200 hits a day.
I’m jazzed at first and curious, of course, so I go to my statcounter.com and start digging in.
Locations: The hits are from all over the world. So, OK, maybe I just took off in the former Soviet Union or something. Maybe I’m being translated somewhere now.
I should really keep digging though. I don’t want to, but I should.
So I start checking the length of the visit. Ah, this is interesting. Most of the visits over the last week have been for 0 seconds.
That reeks of a computer doing the hitting.
But it’s still from ISP addresses all over. How is that possible?
Now I need to keep digging.
How about checking what sites visitors came from?
Ah, there it is. Sort of. Easily 90% of the visits came from
The root there is http://images.google.com
If I click on it, that’s where it goes.
There’s a png in there which indicates to me that a path is bouncing. There’s also an i-Pad reference. Huh?
Does ANYONE have an idea of what’s going on here? Some computer savvy who can tell me what that address up there means?
Anyway, thought it was weird.
Anybody else get a huge jump in visits on their blog recently?
Posted by Casey Freeland at 18:07