Time does fly when you are having so much fun. 🙂 Many regular readers will be very much aware that I have had a number of issues with online stalkers, in fact at one point I had five of them! All at once too! Well I might be chancing my luck by publicising the fact, but this website has seen none of them since early September! Now that is a big weight off my mind. Take care Regards Court
Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, another online stalker has presented themselves, this time all the way from Tanzania, yes, I have checked and this is definitely not a search engine robot. I have checked. Within 20 minutes of posting an update on this suite this visitor pipes up, to very update. So in addition to stalkers in Epsom, Warwickshire, London and Ashburn, Virginia, USA I now have a stalker in Tanzania! At this rate by the time I reach the ripe old age of 50 I will have a stalker in every town and city in the world! I like good traffic to all of my sites but these particular stalkers are creepy to say the least 🙁
That’s somewhere in the USA for the majority of my readers who are based in the soon to be ex European Union 🙂
Ashburn was originally called Farmwell (variant names include Old Farmwell and Farmwell Station) after a nearby mansion of that name owned by George Lee III. The name “Farmwell” first appeared in George Lee’s October 1802 will and was used to describe the 1,236 acre (5.0 km²) plantation he inherited from his father, Thomas Ludwell Lee II. A section of Farmwell plantation west of Ashburn Road, a 580 acre (2.3 km²) tract, was purchased in 1841 as a summer home by John Janney, a Quaker lawyer who nearly became Vice President of the United States. Janney called the property Ashburn Farm; the name’s first known appearance in writing is 1870, when he sold the property. It is likely he named the farm after family friends whose name was “Ashburn”.
I am intrigued however as to why very recently, someone from Ashburn has visited every single page and piece of content on this site. I mean it cannot be that interesting? Or can it? I posted a large number of items of new content at the weekend and all of them have been looked at by the same visitor all the way from Ashburn. I have checked the IP address and visitors details out and it is definitely a human and not a robot!
Anyway whoever you are all the way from Ashburn, Virginia, welcome to the site 🙂
Long time readers of this blog will know that I have had an online stalker for quite some time. In fact they have been really good recently and I have not had too much from them in recent months. As I have mentioned previously I know who this individual is and I will not name them and shame them here. However in Surrey, Epsom to be precise I have another stalker who appears to be an insomniac as they visit my sites on a regular basis at very strange hours of the morning. Many readers will know that I have excellent analytics, tracking and security monitoring software on all my websites and I do like to receive insights as to who my visitors are and what they do whilst they are visiting my sites. Again I know who this individual is and will not name and shame them here. I do hope however they are preferring the mobile device rendering on their new iPhone as opposed to the desktop version! That is all.
Some of you with long memories will remember this from last year. Well I thought it had subsided but no it appears my stalker is back bringing huge amounts of traffic to all of my sites over the past few days. I love website analytics for the rich picture it gives me about website visitors, who they are, where they are from, what they look at and how long they spend on the site in fact the systems I use actually tell me an awful lot more about each visit and visitor. I will not name and shame the individual even though I can, however I will say that they use Virgin Media, are from Warwickshire and from the sites that I own that sell things, they have never bought anything despite their frequent visits!!!!
As many of you will know I own or operate on behalf of others a large number of websites. On all of these sites I operate Google Analytics. Doing some trawling of the statistics for a report I had to compile, it would seem I have an online stalker!
From a town in Warwickshire using a telecoms provider beginning with V is someone who has a) visited every website I either own or operate b) made over 130 visits to these sites in total, c) spent at least 3 minutes per visit per site d) visited an average of 4 pages per visit and e) from those sites that sell products – never bought anything!
I love Google Analytics for the rich picture of visitors that it brings and the ability I have to change my strategy on the fly based on the statistics or advise clients to do similar. However when you find stuff out like this it is a little scary.
Has anyone who reads this had any similar problems? I would like to know!