I am wondering if any other Blogger users might possibly be able to help me. I am a female blogger who is getting on in years and have got myself a bit paranoid about the Blogger stats.
My Blogger stats show somebody who shows up as being from the U.S. and using Chrome on a Macintosh computer. They do not show up in my Statcounter logs, only in the Blogger stats. They view all new posts - usually (though not always) immediately, or pretty soon afterwards. I discovered that they also always find any new Google I.D.s/blogs I create immediately, so I tested them out by creating blogs . I even created blogs using fake I.D.s - including on one occasion on another computer - but every time they found the new I.D. and blog immediately.
I should perhaps explain that I only started perusing the Blogger stats in such detail because for 3 or 4 months up to the end of January there were some extremely odd entries appearing in my Statcounter logs in which several different IP numbers seemed to be editing post and widgets. It was all extremely strange and has probably made me a bit paranoid!
Anyway… I have asked advice in several other places and people always say that it must be a bot. However, I still find it hard to believe this. I will not bore you here by going into full details… suffice to say that this visitors behaviour has varied enough to make me question whether it could be a bot.
If this is a bot though, it will undoubtedly be targeting other Blogger users too. So… has anybody else noticed this U.S./Chrome/Macintosh visitor showing up in the Blogger stats as soon as they publish a post? Is there anybody who has recently opened a new blog with Blogger who has also noticed this visitor come along as soon as the blog is created?
I think the only way I will e able to stop worrying about this is if I can find somebody else who is experiencing the same things!