1000 hit from Yahoo Image Search

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  • #1200038

    anonemiss
    Member

    I am getting 1000+ hit from Yahoo Image Search, one single term hitting the same page. This has really skewed my stats. It happened two days in a row on one blog (same page) until I put the post private, I re-published the post later. It also happened on my second blog yesterday.

    Anyone else with this problem?

    #1200165

    I’ll tag this for staff attention and hopefully someone will be around soon to take a look for you.

    #1200171

    auxclass
    Member

    Several blogs have reported this, even Raincoaster has had this happen to her site – Yahoo changed something and they carpet bomb a site with referrals for an hour or so then go away until the next day

    #1200207

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yep, I don’t know what Yahoo is doing, but I always say it’s a problem when stats go down and an interesting situation when they go up.

    It’s not “skewed” stats. It’s unusual, but honest, stats.

    #1200274

    csonnek
    Staff

    This has happened to a few of our users, and our systems team traced it to an Internet Explorer toolbar called FunWebProducts. When a person using the toolbar visits your page, any image from Yahoo on your page generates a spike in automated visits. It’s not spam or anything malicious on your own computer or your blog. You can safely disregard it, but thanks for letting us know. :)

    #1200313

    raincoaster
    Member

    “Any image from Yahoo on your page” eh? I have never used an image from Yahoo. Are they including Flickr in this?

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