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Sudden spike in statistics; no referrer

  1. Hi, I have a sudden spike on my blog today; almost 300+ in less than 2 hours but there are no referrers, and 90% views are of my home page (I usually promote using specific post links). Any possible explanations?

    The blog I need help with is summerinsea.com.

  2. Usually the Referrer information lags for some reason. But it could also be a media mention: newspaper, tv, or radio. That typically drives no-referrer traffic to your home page.

  3. Thanks for the quick response! I'd love to think I'm being mentioned on mass media outlets but very highly unlikely. Any chance it could be a bot or do all bots come in through referrers?

  4. Generally the WP.com stats filter out bots entirely. There's a slim chance it could be some kind of unidentified bot, but it'll probably turn up in referrers sooner or later. I don't know why but they do seem to lag.

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