| 3:57 pm on Oct 31, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Have you looked at your server logs for anything unusual?
| 4:11 pm on Oct 31, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I think many people are experiencing these types of bursts followed in a few days by an equally noticeable decline in traffic. If your traffic sticks, consider yourself one of the lucky ones.
| 4:15 pm on Oct 31, 2013 (gmt 0)|
zombie traffic, I would look very hard for possible terms that your website made a jump in to bring in the extra bump.
| 7:51 pm on Oct 31, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Sounds quite a bit like a search engine web-preview or browser pre-caching -- Have you checked the UAs of visitors to see if there's a spike in one or a SE UA making requests? -- I know the new version of Safari pre-loads the "top-hit" from a search by default.
| 8:37 pm on Nov 1, 2013 (gmt 0)|
| 2:57 pm on Nov 2, 2013 (gmt 0)|
It also sounds like an extreme version of something I've observed in the past when Google is sending mismatched traffic to your site in droves. I've only seen this once or twice, usually on new sites, as if Google is liking your site but not sure which users really should be sent to it. I assume it's a form of testing.
However, I never saw fluctuations on the scale you're seeing, so that might not be what's going on in your case.
| 5:06 pm on Nov 2, 2013 (gmt 0)|
It might also be something as simple as obscure phrases or names used as crossword puzzle clues. It happens with one of my sites quite often.
| 11:31 am on Nov 6, 2013 (gmt 0)|
First thank you everyone.
I think this problem is related to my blog/server.
I will try to dig deeper.