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Sometimes weird anomalies happen. I have a site that normally gets only a trickle of traffic (it's about a rather obscure pair of hollywood stars from the 30's) Last week I suddenly got this rush of traffic - like several hundred times what I usually see, only on one page, and all with the same search string (the name of one of their movies) Tore my hair out trying to figure out why this was happening (was the movie being shown somewhere? were they in the news?) Mentioned it by chance to my mother, who is a crossword fanatic, and turns out they were the clue to a major newspaper crossword that day, for which my site came up first.
(Kind of disturbing to know how many people look up crossword answers in Google, but there it is)
I sometimes also find a single visitor opening my site 4 or 5 times from google in 1 minute. May be accidental middle-clicking or something...I get a lot of that, sometimes over more than a minute. I think it is people exiting the site returning to the Google result page using the back button then clicking my result again.
In any case I find dozens of people hitting my site over and over sometimes 20-30 times and more with the same obscure search string/phrase...