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!
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
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?
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?
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.
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?