Sudden spike in statistics; no referrer

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  • #1040306

    naeunpark
    Member

    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.

    #1040467

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #1040469

    naeunpark
    Member

    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?

    #1040477

    raincoaster
    Member

    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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