Lots of traffic from Ireland?!

NorbertDev
Tourist
18 0 1

Hi, from time to time I`m getting 20+ sessions from Ireland, one after another...and I want to know if anyone experiences the same thing? I think this is spam traffic or something, I`m not sure yet... But i can see those bullets on the map one next to each other...

What`s this? spam? 

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Cal
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hey @!

Cal here from Shopify, thanks for reaching out to us. I assume from your post that you aren't actively marketing currently in the Ireland region, so I wonder if you have been in touch with Shopify Support recently for some issue? We have a large support team in Ireland, and this could be why you are seeing spikes in visits to your page. 

Let me know your thoughts! 

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NorbertDev
Tourist
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Hi @Cal, I`m actively marketing in Ireland as well. However, this doesn`t look like good traffic to me...It was exploding of traffic, E.G 1, 2,3.....30 one after another... the same thing happened just today, but this time from the USA.

I haven`t contacted support as of yet  

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guiveloso
Tourist
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Hi.

I'm having the same issue. It seems that this happens every time I set a new ad on Facebook, even if it's still scheduled to run later in the future.

Cal
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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I wonder if there are Facebook staff also based in Ireland, and you're seeing traffic from them? Because the numbers are not in the hundreds or thousands, it doesn't indicate bots. Likely, it could be Shopify staff, as we have a very large support team there, or something related to Facebook ads? 

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NorbertDev
Tourist
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Hi @Cal, I`m not sure what to say, I took a screenshot to show you some* of the traffic  I get...and it increases drastically.

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NorbertDev
Tourist
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I think stuff are a bit buggy

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Cal
Shopify Staff
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I'm curious if you also have Google Analytics installed on the store, tracking visits? What does the data within the Google Analytics dashboard suggest? The insight provided by GA may prove to be more accurate than our own Live View. 

Does this traffic continue, even when there are no marketing campaigns active? 

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naturabeautyeu
New Member
1 0 0

Hi, Im experiencing the same thing. 

It looks like it's connected to the Facebook ads. because when I paused for one month my ads on FB, also traffic from Ireland and USA stopped. 

When I reactivated the campaigns on ads again suspicious traffic from Ireland and USA started again.

I dont have Google Analytics to check.

Please tell us what is it and why this is hapenning?

I dont think its a staff.

 

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deardigital_a
New Member
1 0 0

Hi, I'm experiencing the same thing. 

Today we scheduled a campaign in Facebook ads and suddenly there was a huge peak in traffic. 

How can we filter out this traffic? In Google Analytics it is still linked to our campaign, even when it's off.

 

Could it be linked to the process of Facebook publishing the ads?

Thanks.

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