HELP: Suspicious traffic from Ashburn!?!
I just created a new site less than a month ago, and it's still in the works. I've just been working hard to produce a lot of content. So, I'm not expecting a lot of traffic at this point because my new website hasn't quite even taken shape yet. I hadn't really taken much notice of my traffic analytics because I didn't expect much to be there.
Surprisingly, when I looked into my analytics today, I saw a huge spike in the last couple of days. At first, I was super thrilled. I was like, YES, it's starting to get traffic already. But, then I dug deeper into exactly where this traffic was coming from and what pages are they viewing the most.
I found this...
In fact, when I just pulled up analytics, there were 5 people active right that second!! It was quite shocking at first, but they were all coming from one place. Ashburn.
Now, I'm not quite sure whether to be excited that I have traffic flowing or be concerned that there are randoms folks out there that are just viewing my site.
I researched a bit in Google if there were anyone else facing similar issues. A few people seemed to have been in similar situations and someone mentioned it could be bots or crawlers or something of that sort. I'm not quite familiar with that.
I couldn't really find anyone in WA who had faced similar situation. So, I geniunely want a suggestion. What do you think is happening here? Anything I should be concerned about? I'm not the most tech-savvy guy out there so I really don't know how to go about blocking people if that's the route I need to take.
If there is anyone that knows, please let me know. I'd love the help!