The Russians are coming!

That old movie was a hoot, as I remember it. The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming! Oops. The Russians have landed here, by the way. If you own or post to a website, your visitor numbers might resemble mine lately. I asked my web designer Kendra Arnold, highly recommended by yours truly, about it and she said it was happening to many people and more frequently.

What? you ask…? While I looked at website visits and statistics recently, I saw a large spike in page views, unique visitors etc. Excited about that I went to Google Analytics to learn more but what I found was not very exciting.

Of over 1350 visitors to my site in the last couple weeks, more than 650 of them were from Russia. A few more from China and other distant places. Their average time viewing was a whopping 4 seconds. Their bounce rate was over 99%. They are not visiting to learn about the Santa Fe real estate market. They are trolling, possibly looking for easy access to websites that have confidential information. Maybe hoping to steal some secrets or make some money to finance the vodka addiction.

As I basically share general statistics and the wide perspective of local real estate trends, I don’t think anyone would be very interested in hacking or hijacking my site. But one still has to be vigilant and keep an eye on whats going on before some damage might occur.

Hey I know you are out there. And if you only stay on my site 4 seconds you won’t be reading this. Thanks for visiting and by the way, we have some cool properties in Santa Fe if you know of an oligarch that has money to burn.

Goodbye sounds like this:  Da Svee-Donya –   Bye Bye to you

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