Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blog traffic spikes!

Blog stats.... specifically blog traffic stats... Some times I check them to see if anyone visits my blog... I mean anyone at all.

I'm not much into flattery or false hope or the 1,000s of other forms of self deception which comes from wanting the approval of others. I've just about trained the old Ego not to mind that I don't get too many actual readers here... but as I confessed, from time to time I do like to check if there has been any traffic. Unfortunately I'm beginning to wonder if there's any point to checking the stats on my blog. It seems each month my blogs register serious spikes in page views. 

Below are two screen shots one of weekly the other monthly page view stats. I won't embarrass myself by showing the number of views these represent, (It's not important OK!) just look at the discrepancies in volume.

Weekly stats spike on a single day
Monthly stats with spikes at around the same date across two months
 I used to get occasional spam but they dropped off when I started moderating the comments. But now I'm wondering if these are bot attacks or... something else that's weird. Definitely looks like some kind of spying behavior. What do you think?


Chandra Eswaran said...

Hey Peter,
That definitely does look like white noise.
Something to investigate, if you have the inclination and the time.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

David J said...

Maybe it's something to do with our Governments new absolutely no privacy laws which they've granted themselves full access to all of our online stuff. So that any mention of Government or the 'T' word and they can come and kick your door down whenever they want... just for talking about them. ;) Paranoia?