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Re: Huge Spike in Traffic from Direct Internet Explorer visitors - nearly100% bounce rate, stays for only one minute

CoffeeDrinker1234 Feb 29, 2012 6:29 AM
Posted in group: Google Analytics

Categories: Discuss Tracking and Implementation issues :

I run an online media company, and the “junk” direct traffic is actually causing the page to load and impressions to be served.  Would a new spider or bot be causing the page to actually load?

If not, I am leaning towards some malicious redirect that’s causing the sudden surge in direct traffic. The big question is where, and how to locate and shut down the source.