I’ve got a client that has /bot-traffic.blah as their top content page. I’ve tangled with my fair share of bot spamming but this is the first time I’ve run into a bot that has managed to look like its on my clients page. I looked up www myclient dot com/bot-traffic.blah and it came up as 404, so the site doesn’t look like its been infiltrated.
I’m going to block the traffic but any ideas on why this is showing up?
Just speculation, but it sounds like they injected false traffic to your client’s Google Analytics making it appear as if there’s an actual page on your client’s domain. Something like this happened to my company’s site early this year. The people doing this do it to get your attention to sell their service of inflating Google Analytics numbers.