Click stat to website I have never linked to?! Ad or hacked?

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    Hi everyone,
    I have a click stat to a website that I have never heard of “download.mywebface.com/index’
    How has this happened? Could it be an advertisement or has this link somehow been hacked into one of my blog posts? Is there a way to see what links are in your blog & where they are?
    I wouldn’t have thought that we would get stats from ads on our blogs but I don’t know? If anyone has also had this happen to them or knows about what I should do I’d love to hear from you.
    Thanks,
    Ella
    http://www.ellasmethurst.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is ellasmethurst.wordpress.com.

    #1574457

    raincoaster
    Member

    Sounds like an ad to me. They DO show as clicks if someone clicks on them, although why anyone ever clicks on ads is beyond me.

    WP.com shows you where the ads are if you go to your posts; they are not on all the posts just on some. There will be a greyish box with a notice that’s where your readers see ads.

    #1574469

    auxclass
    Member

    I have a had a few clicks to sites that the URL is not on my blog – I have gave it to the staff twice and the only response is – my site was not hacked etc. maybe some sort of bug where their stats grabs something from the visitors blog – none made complete sense to me – but the staff assured me my blog was not at risk

    #1574479

    I reported something similar recently and was advised that the clicks came from a visitor’s browser extension: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/gophotoit-phantom-clicks?replies=5#post-1504561

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