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Jim Hughes

11 Months Ago

A New 'bot In Town

Just had 10 consecutive views from "Bratislava - Slovak Republic". There is something creepy about this, nothing specific I could point to, but I don't like it. On the one hand it seems random and pointless, on the other hand I worry about people scooping up those big preview images and reselling them as web graphics.

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John Crothers

11 Months Ago

I don't wanna hear it.

(to the Eagles tune)

 

Kerri Mortenson

11 Months Ago

I have had many visits from Tianjin China... about 10 consecutive as well.

 

Bradley Clay

11 Months Ago

don't worry,

99.99% of all bots belong to google. they are just indexing worldwide for searches.

you can see the bots here. post a photo on social media, and there are hundreds, and you don't even know they were there.

 

Greg Norrell

11 Months Ago

I've got one image that has about 40 hits from Putian, China in the past couple of days. Not sure what that's about, since bots usually go through multiple images. I haven't seen hits from Bratislava yet.

 

Mike Savad

11 Months Ago

lets say it's friends with kiez germany... in school i would never see or even know about these country names. and now oddly it's relevant.


---Mike Savad

 

Roy Erickson

11 Months Ago

Any one remember Czechoslovakia - Well - it broke into the Czech republic and the Slovak republic. Regardless of where your visitor comes from - or who or what it is - at least something/somebody - is looking at it.

 

A Souppes

11 Months Ago

They're not looking, they have no eyes or pockets/wallets, they are bots.

 

Colin Utz

11 Months Ago

You want your images to be seen and found by potential customers, right? Than you should be happy, that bots are around. The disadvantage: Bots make your views count less informative.

 

A Souppes

11 Months Ago

if bots bring customer what is the ratio? 5k to 1/10k to 1? it seems that customer doesn't know where bots have been or bots have lost their way in spaghetti of images,comments,titles,alt tags etc.

 

Roy Erickson

11 Months Ago

A Souppes - probably one in a million

 

A Souppes

11 Months Ago

long way to go :( I wish they were not seen those bots in the stats i'd rather not know.

 

Jim Hughes

11 Months Ago

The 'bots - if they're accomplishing anything at all - are just making our nice big preview images available to Google's image search, where anyone can grab them for nothing and use them on web pages, blogs, presentations etc. I doubt that anyone uses Google to find and buy wall art. I would rather have my images available only through FAA, to be seen by people who might actually buy something.

 

A Souppes

11 Months Ago

true, preview size is good enough for any web use, no need to pay just get it from google image search.

 

A Souppes

11 Months Ago

I have this one since today "Oslo - Norway" a bot?

 

Greg Jackson

11 Months Ago

"...I doubt that anyone uses Google to find and buy wall art..."


Jim,

Go to Google and type in wall art. Numerous wall art for sale/sites sites show up almost immediately.


Personally, I like seeing the bots in my visitors stats. At least I know the images are being looked at in some form or fashion. If I received zero visitors, now that might be depressing, lol.


You can get pretty much the same search results using Bing also, but i don't know if they use bots. Probably do though.

 

Sharon L Stacy

11 Months Ago

Ahh that explains the Kiez, Germany visits I have been receiving. Prior to these I had visits from Kwai Chung, Hong Kong.

 

Jim Hughes

11 Months Ago

I just uploaded 2 photos and Kiez hit them within minutes. I have to wonder how this works. It seems like the server must somehow notify the 'bot that new URLs have been created. The bots couldn't possibly be scanning every server in the world, following every link from every page, that fast.

 

Mike Savad

11 Months Ago

it's gotta be aliens...


---Mike Savad

 

Jim Hughes

11 Months Ago

I probably should have ignored that Facebook friend request from "Svetlana" in Kiez.

 

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