joined:Nov 28, 2002
For the past 3 weeks I have an abnormal increase of traffic.
Thousands of visitors visit the 3 same pages of my website.
94% of them are first timer and they stay less than 11 seconds.
They are coming from all over the USA from the various ISPs there.
They are direct traffic with no referrers.
They consume between 2 GB and 11 GB of bandwidth everyday. I exploded my monthly transfer allowance in just 10 days.
Running my site has become super costly all of sudden considering that this traffic is basically pure junk.
They do not buy any products.
they do not sign up to the newsletter.
and they do not increase ad revenues.
I asked my hosting provider to investigate this traffic. They say that the traffic seems legitimate to them.
I really would like to know where this direct traffic is coming from ? How they got my address for an obscure sale page on my site ? and why they are going there en-masse.
Is there something I can do ?
Thanks for the help,