I have a blog on WordPress running for a few months now, and is a free subscription. It has only the default Jetpack Analytics which shows Page views, visitors and the same by country.

This is a tech blog and doesn't show up on Google Search (even when I type a blog title). There are only around 10 people at my workplace (India) who browse this site and not everyday.

However, the daily stats show numbers like these:

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I'm quite surprised by these numbers:

  1. The high number for India
  2. The 10s-100s of visits from other countries

By the nature of its content, that is not so believable for me.
So, are these stats really correct?

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    I don't think they count something that isn't there. Also the stats are as accurate as possible. They are professional. Well is but this really sounds strange. Maybe someone tried to bring down the site by flooding some kind of requests. Are the access times spread over time? However it really seems people or something was actually accessing your site. WP uses ping services or maybe the WordPress.com site index? Dunno. – Uwe Pfeifer Feb 11 at 4:05
  • @UwePfeifer. The no.s in India let's suppose might be close(let's just suppose)...but from another countries..!!?!Definitely strange. If WP really does ping and add them as views & visits...isn't it wrong.. – Qwerty Feb 13 at 4:34

Well my private blog only shows 1-2 hits per day so for me it's not counting something that isn't there. Botnets can be used to flood websites and they might be spread over different countries.

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