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EFFS 5 21 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 8:03AM

I have my own wildlife photography website for some time.

Recently I started using' Google Analytics' to see 'who' visits my website. I don't advertise my website. So not a lot of people know of its exsistence.

What I notice is, that someone in Horsham visits my website a awful lot. And the 'AVG. Visit Duration' is about 5-6 minutes. If there are, let's say normally 2 visits from another town worldwide, there will be about 100(!) visits from Horsham.

My friend noticed the same with his website visits.

It might be that someone is using our images for.........

Does anyone have a similar experience?


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andymcdonald 7 103 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 8:31AM
If you think someone is using your pictures, you can use Google Image searching or TinEye to try to find out.

Dave_Canon 11 1.4k United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 12:33PM
I just checked Google Analytics for my website. I can see no evidence of a single long duration visit. Most of the visits to my website are via the three forums I contribute to. There are actually more referals from the smallest of the forums but this is because they allow you to include your web address in your signature. I have details of a number of techniques on my site so rather than try to explain it fully in a forum, I can invite people to view in more detail. I also get a few hits on specific topics particualrly Infra red but also HDR. The total number of visits is not that high but I am not trying to sell anything so it is not a problem. I used to have a link from my camera club website and visits have dropped since that link was removed during an update but will be restored shortly.

I had a look at your website and you have a lot of very good images so perhaps the guy from Horsham just likes looking at them.

EFFS 5 21 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 2:22PM
Thank you both for your comments!
Ewanneil 8 1.1k 2 Scotland
2 Feb 2013 2:53PM
I could be talking a load of cr*p (and no doubt someone will tell me if I am) but I have a similar experience with my site. Google Analytics consistently shows around 16%-20% of my site traffic coming from Larkhall in South Lanarkshire. Given the somewhat specialist nature of my site (early 20th Century French magazine advertising) I cannot imagine that Larkhall is a hotspot of interest in such a relatively obscure subject. I just assumed that Larkhall was the central location through which traffic was diverted to my site. Another popular location is somewhere called Newburn (I don't know where it is) but about 5% - 8% of my traffic comes from there.

I don't think it is anything to do with image theft but more to do with the way traffic is diverted to your site. (But I could be completely wrong).

Hopefully someone more expert than me will chime in.

EFFS 5 21 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 3:05PM
I see your point. Thank you.
Google Analytics shows around 85-90% of my site traffic coming from Horsham!
dougv 14 8.4k 3 England
2 Feb 2013 4:05PM
Google Analytics on my web site shows me being in Leeds, Glasgow, London and several other places depending on how the internet is routing things.
If I connect from my mobile it always show me as being in London.


Doug Smile
User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
2 Feb 2013 4:36PM
Doesn't that "location" actually refer to the registered location of the IP address from which the access is being routed, rather than the physical location of the actual viewer? Remember that thousands of browsers can be routed through the same IP address. But 85-90% though one does seem strange (unless it's your own?)
EFFS 5 21 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 10:05PM
This is getting interesting.
This whole Google Analytics thing is new to me.
Could it be that Horsham is actually me although I don't live in Horsham?
How to find out?
It sounds a bit like youve spent too much time staring in the mirror. Wink
User_Removed 14 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 10:37PM

Quote:How to find out?

Three guesses on one page
EFFS 5 21 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 8:38AM
Thanks Chris!
I will have a good look at it!
It looks quite promising!

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