Usually, my average views are about 50 per day with a peak of 149 on a day in April, but since yesterday my stats are going through the roof: 1,941 yesterday and already 403 today (at 10 o’clock in the morning).
This increase is incomprehensible because it seems as if just one visitor/IP address alone has caused this increase. However, I simply do not believe a single visitor to click thousands of times through a website that hosts only 36 posts.
Apart from the provided WordPress Stats I also use a visible Revolvermap widget and an invisible StatCounter widget.
Revolvermap shows four massive waves of visits from the US lasting up to five hours. Before and after, it is the usual number of views.
This aligns with the StatCounter data which indicates just one visitor/IP address in Corona, New York, responsible for all the increase – visiting none of my pages but posts and categories, clicking every 5 to 30 seconds the very same post repeatedly or a new category.
It is noticeable, that in StatCounter all visited posts show the URL endings /?shared=email&msg=fail or /?replytocom=followed by various three digit numbers.
What is happening with my stats, and how do I know which visits have been true or false?
The website concerned: brazilliance.wordpress.com
Looking forward to your response.
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