I have had this happen to me today... first time ever seen it...
but i have had two lots of 40 views all in the same minute from the USA with 0 seconds viewing??
Can anyone explain this... really messing up my stats and trend analysis.
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as of the 6th of August Google is rolling out more seo changes to their algorithms.
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These new rollouts will give random results, like what you described here. Personally two of the pages I manage went from around 2,500 views a day to 40,000 over about 10 minutes. Now they're normal again.
These fluxes frequently alert decent digital marketers to incoming algorithm updates.