Have you checked with your client to see if they signed up for / are using some kind of SEO software? Sounds like the result of a 'guaranteed to work' type deal where the vendor doesn't expect the site owner to know enough to evaluate the type or value of the traffic generated. Robert Vreeland -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Dominick Cancilla Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 11:15 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Link to my site I can't fathom I've had an enormous increase in traffic to one of my client's sites over the last week or so, and for the life of me I can't figure out where it's coming from. I use Urchin 5 for my site stats. The vast majority of the new hits are listed as coming from "search.yahoo.com/search". Normally I'd think that we just got a high listing on Yahoo and that this is what is leading to the hits. But in this case, when I look at statistics for what search terms are being used to find my site, I see that almost 100% of these Yahoo links are coming from searches for one specific phrase: "eating spiders while asleep". This does relate to the content on the site, but I find it extremely unlikely that so many people would all be searching for this subject using exactly those words. We've gone from an average of about 250 hits a day to more than ten times that, so I'd really like to know where all the traffic is coming from. Can anyone share wisdom on other things to look for in the logs that might give me a clue what's going on? Or perhaps something I can search for on the Web that might reveal the link that I might not have thought of? Thanks for the help! --Dominick The information contained in this e-mail may be confidential and is intended solely for the use of the named addressee. Access, copying or re-use of the e-mail or any information contained therein by any other person is not authorized. If you are not the intended recipient please notify us immediately by returning the e-mail to the originator.(17b) -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !