Lots of traffic, but why?

Discussion in 'Domains and domaining' started by writie, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. writie

    writie New Member

    I bought an expired domain which had a few links, but am a a bit surprised at the level of traffic to pages that don't exist. I checked the domain beforehand but many of these pages did not show up as links.

    I also have an amazing amount of traffic to wp-login.php, xmlrpc.php and wp-admin/admin-ajax.php.

    This does not sound good, but I run an anti-hacker app that comes up with nothing significant.

    Are these the remains of a hack on the previous website, perhaps? Is there anything more I can do to protext the site (self-hosted Wordpress).

    Any thoughts welcome.

  2. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Do the pages getting traffic appear to be genuine?
    Or is it all trackback spam?
    The traffic to wp-admin and the XML RPC stuff isn't that surprising - there's a bunch of attacks on those
  3. mixing

    mixing New Member

    Sounds like it is probably bot traffic. They likely aren't real visitors and probably scraped the domain before you owned it.

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