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    ABW Ambassador Abigail's Avatar
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    1000's of clicks??
    has anyone else noticed suddenly 1000's of clicks showing up in their reports randomly every other day - my actual logs are showing only about 2000 page hits and maybe 500 exit link hits per day - these high numbers of phantom clicks have driven my epc down from $45 to $8 over the last few weeks - does anyone have a theory on what's going on?

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    Makes me wonder if you got picked up by adware? Are you able to list your URLs and see if you got hijacked?

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    superCool had this happen earlier this week. Looked in the logs and saw a spider from Israel that went through hundreds of pages clicking/following hundreds of links. Don't have the IP now, but looked it up and it was a known spider.

    Do you folks usually block the spider or ip when this happens once? Or do you wait for it to become a problem?

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    Do you use WordPress? It used to have some kind of crawler that would hit every affiliate link. It can be disabled and I know I've seen it posted on ABW somewhere but can't seem to find it.

    Bob

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    i have checked and rechecked my website logs - not enough activity there to warrant these clicks - as i said the logs show about 2000 hits and also i have a tracker that records exit links - at most 500 - but the cj account is showing 1000's - will see upwards to 10,000 today if it keeps up. have tried to access the support link at cj but i am getting an error page when the support ask a question link is hit.
    Last edited by Abigail; September 30th, 2011 at 04:14 PM.

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    ABW Ambassador Abigail's Avatar
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    clicks have crested a couple of hours ago and seemed to have leveled out and stopped, sales are coming in slow and steady all day - maybe its been resolved...that would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Drumm View Post
    Do you use WordPress? It used to have some kind of crawler that would hit every affiliate link. It can be disabled and I know I've seen it posted on ABW somewhere but can't seem to find it.

    Bob
    It's the Broken Link Checker Plugin that does this on Wordpress

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    i don't use wordpress, myself. good to know, though.

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