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Sudden hike in downloads

Hi there

My site had around 25000 downloads every month, as per the numbers indicated in the 'document' page.

Last month this number doubled, with no discernible change in the number of visit. Could abnormal download rates be due to some robot or other automatic visitors? or something else?




Posted 7 years ago by Ercan Ozkaya Staff

Hi Francois,

It could be robot related, or it could also be that someone is trying to leech your files. To checl this you can use one of the different download tracking mechanisms to figure out what is going on.

The best solution propobaly is LOGman which can track based on IP and or Google Analytics to get an idea of the URL's the requests are coming from. If all the requests are coming from a same IP, the IP could be blocked.

Does that help you ?

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Francois Molle

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