Repeated profile visits from the same area
Thread poster: Norazilinah Ingram

Norazilinah Ingram  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:23
Malay to English
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Jul 31, 2013

I was just wondering. Does anyone here check your peers profile almost everyday for whatever the reason? The reason why I am posting this question is because I am curious because this particular person is checking my profile almost everyday. Even though he or she changed the IP address a few times, when I check the visitors counts and IP address, its all pointing to the same area. Its so obvious they came from the same address.

I am aware of the risk being in this business, you will be exposed to people checking on your profile and your information. But I was just wondering what is the motive behind the daily checking. Is it the changes in the profile? The clients? Improvements? Not only that, I had another website with Termwiki, this particular person followed me there and checked on my profile almost the same way as here for whatever reason. I have no idea why.

So if any of you have the same experience as me please give me some advice. Thank you.


 

Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:23
Crawlers, robots... Jul 31, 2013

Are you sure that they are not crawlers and robots accessing your profile?

 

János Untener  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 17:23
Member (2010)
English to Hungarian
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agreed Jul 31, 2013

Yasutomo Kanazawa wrote:

Are you sure that they are not crawlers and robots accessing your profile?


There is no one stalking you, those are just crawlers/robots.
I also get hundreds of visits from for example 157.55.xx.xx IP address.


 

Lucia Leszinsky
SITE STAFF
Search engine crawler visits Jul 31, 2013

Hello Norazilinah,

As Yasutomo and János point out, those visits seem to be coming primarily from a search engine crawler, which is what goes out and 'spiders' the internet for pages to be searchable. So basically, no need for alarm, a machine is visiting your profile numerous times, not a human.

Hope this clarifies.

Kind regards,

Lucia


 

Norazilinah Ingram  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:23
Malay to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Jul 31, 2013

Thanks for the comments. I am not alarmed. I am just curious. You can never know what internet can do these days. I have not heard about bots doing self search before unless what is meant to say was if a person enter a particular search on search engine, and it was trying to gather info and mine was included. It does make sense that way.

What got my attention was when every movement I made like, answering kudoz questions, posting a forum topic was being monitored from the same IP address. If there is a real person behind this, I was hoping it will stop or at least to let him or her know I am aware of this. But if it is a spider crawler, or bot then there is nothing I can do about it

Anyway thanks for the input. Best regards to all!

Nora Ingram


 


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