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Lots of weird traffic from PSINET Inc - increasing bounce rate

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by absoluteczech, May 19, 2012.

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    Should i be concerened about this? It's also increasing bounce rate on my site. I just recently started a new site and all of a sudden I'm getting tons of traffic from PSINET INC.

    I've included screenshots so that you can see. has anyone else had this or know what i can do? How do i figure out the originating IP and block it?

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    absoluteczech, May 19, 2012 IP
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    absoluteczech Guest

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    dug a little deeper and found out the ip address is coming from Cogent Communications 38.99.82.234

    that wouldnt be a spider/crawler like google bot or something would it?
     
    absoluteczech, May 19, 2012 IP
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    ending up blocking 38.99.82.0 - 255 and it's stopped. still wondering wtf it is as i cant seem to find any info on whether or not its a bot
     
    absoluteczech, May 19, 2012 IP
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    I am been hit by it too, if it is a bot, it should not run js, so it will not appear on google analytics
    it seem it is more function bot or a ie crawl
     
    Michellylei, Nov 5, 2012 IP
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    it's a bot. i think you should block range ip from PSINET INC by htacccess
     
    biggerlol, Nov 10, 2012 IP
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    PSINet INC was bought out by Cogent, who is a HUGE BB provider.. Alot of the IP's listed for PSINet INC trace back to washington DC or Ft. Mill, SC I don't want to sound paranoid or like a conspiracy nut, but I believe it is a crawler scanning web content and caching as it builds it's database. There has been a huge increase in activity from PSINet INC in the last few years... block em while you can
     
    Kyle_2370, Jun 11, 2014 IP
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    NicYakimchuk Greenhorn

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    If you want to exclude it from your GA reports, create a new view with a filter to exclude this ISP organization. See attached.

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    NicYakimchuk, Jun 21, 2014 IP