Msg#: 11064 posted 9:28 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)
I run a very new flash games website (own games). I only have 3 games at the moment, but my traffic had been increasing steadily to about 1000 visitors a day for the last couple of days. A few hours ago, I only had about 400 visitors for today, but now i'm at almost 4000 - without any content updates in the last week... I do have links from a few other sites, but my referer stats don't show anything that could explain this. Do I have to worry that my site is under attack, or do these things happen?
Msg#: 11064 posted 11:28 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)
Thanks, but if I disallow robots, my site won't get crawled by google etc right? And also, if this is one robot doing it, would it count as different unique visitors in awstats? If it uses the same ip, doesn't it see it as one visitor? I can't even see it's ip in awstats. I'm a bit puzzled here...
Msg#: 11064 posted 11:54 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)
Well you don't have to disallow all robots. You do need the name of the bot you want to block. I was just looking at your orig post and realized you didn't have the name of the offending bot. If you had it's name you could just block it in the robots.txt.
It may be that some bot that is looking for web vulnerablities has been let loose on your site. You get any 404 not founds for URL that look like this?