StumbleUpon sending fake traffic to fake pages

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  • November 6, 2007

Update: I checked my logs a bit better and it seems these guys are using my GA code. Lets hope they figure it out before management asks where the traffic went.

StumbleUpon is sending hundreds of visitors to pages on my site that don’t exist. Pages like /limousines-cute.php, /Unique-limo.html and /stumbleviral4.php

The site hasn’t been hacked and the pages give 404 errors so Google Analytics doesn’t even get loaded up so I don’t understand how it can be measuring traffic let alone getting any traffic.

My only idea is that somebody is using my Google Analytics code on their site.

Anybody else seeing this?

StumbleUpon fake traffic

Patrick Altoft

About Patrick Altoft

Patrick is the Director of Strategy at Branded3 and has spent the last 11 years working on the SEO strategies of some of the UK's largest brands. Patrick’s SEO knowledge and experience is highly regarded by many, and he’s regularly invited to speak at the world’s biggest search conferences and events.

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