When I wake up in the morning, one of the first things I do is go to my WordPress app and check my stats to see how many views my blog got while I was sleeping. Typically, that number is between 85 and 120. But this morning I saw this.Yes, that’s right. Almost 600 views, a number of views that is higher than what I usually get in total on an average day!
And then I saw this in my Reader.464 hourly views when my normal hourly average is more like 22! What?
Of the 599 views when I awoke this morning, 306 were “Home Page/Archives,” and I noticed that a lot of the posts viewed were older ones. Only 60 of the views were of the three posts that I had scheduled to be published overnight.
I checked my Spam and Trash folder and there were a few posts in each, which all appeared to be legitimate spam and trash comments.
So either my blog has been hacked or there is yet another glitch in WordPress, this one dealing with how it tracks blog visits.
Is anyone else having an unusually high number of views showing up in your stats page today?