Occasionally I check the HiStats statistics. Today it was showing an unheard of, for me anyway, 597 visitors of which 555 are new. Something strange here. Normally I would only see a handful.
The majority of this large number
are shown to have come through goo which appears to be a Google system for
shortening URLs and more than a few through gemscool which seems to be connected
with an Indonesian games site. All these visits accessed only one page.
Looking at the geolocations shown most appear to have come from Mountain View in the US (nearly 500).
I'm not sure whether HiStats is playing silly beggars or what.
A DoS attack on Blogger?
Jan put me on the right track. Google is located in Mountain View and searching elsewhere showed that Midmarsh Jottings is hosted in Mountain View so I guess it was some internal goings on between the Google search engine and Blogspot. I wonder if anyone else using HiStats has seen a similar occurrance.
5 hours ago