dataguy - 11:54 pm on Apr 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
That's great Edge.
I think I've been having the same thing on one of my sites, except it's been going on for about a year now. I bought the site a year ago from someone in Turkey, and I thought that maybe he had some script set up to make it look like the site was getting more traffic, just to make it look good.
After a year, I don't think he has any incentive to continue.
As discussed throughout this thread, there are a few patterns that can be detected. I've set up a welcome message which blanks out the screen and welcomes the user to the site if these patterns exist. When they close the message box, or click the link in the message, they will be taken to the content and view it like normal.
This way real human visitors which match the pattern are only momentarily inconvenienced, but the bot never gets to my content.
Of course I don't know why the bot is hitting the site in the first place, but this at least makes me feel like I have a little bit of control over it.