Today, Google Analytics is telling me that, over the past two days, there's been a surge in traffic for sphericle.com, where I occasionally post music that I've made. The site usually gets a few hits per day, but on Friday it had 60 visitors, and Saturday saw 180! Great news, right? I wondered, how did this happen? Where are these visitors coming from?
If you use Google Analytics to track traffic on your websites, then you've probably run across the annoyance of seeing mysterious hits to pages that don't exist on your website. Common examples I've seen are like: