WSO forum breaks 20,000 people right now... normal?

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Is this normal? I just logged on and saw the wso section has over 20,000 people in it... normally I try and launch wso's when there is at least 4,000 people in there LOL.

Someone must have just sent out a big bunch of jv emails for something. I have never seen it that high before!

Maybe this is normal and I am just out of the loop?
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    I'm seeing 22,000 + right now.

    I've seen it that high one time before, about 2 months ago but usually the most I ever see is arount 6 thousand.

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    • Profile picture of the author LegitIncomes
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      I'm seeing 22,000 + right now.

      I've seen it that high one time before, about 2 months ago but usually the most I ever see is arount 6 thousand.

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      The most ever online at one time before today was 13,000.
      Right now it's showing 25,000+

      I would think it must be a glitch, but the forum is also pretty slow right now....and where are they all coming from?
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      • Profile picture of the author David Keith
        i noticed it about 30 min ago. i started watching the wso latest comments when i refreshed to see if it was an email to a big list, but there seemed to be pattern.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    yes must be a glitch

    i bumped by wso to see if there was any special traffic ..

    we'll see.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Forum is very slow so I'm not sure it's a glitch. Could it someone(s) routing traffic in to try to mess it up? Sure doesn't look right. I sent a message to the help desk about it before I saw this thread so I'm sure someone will be checking on it.

      It's really odd.

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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    I was just about to come in and comment on that. I'm seeing a total of 22,392 people viewing it. Wish I had something to list on there right now. Holy cow!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    yes must be a glitch

    i bumped by wso to see if there was any special traffic ..

    we'll see.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Either that or some massive lists are pointing to some WSO offers!

    Seems quite out of the ordinary, though. Usually it's around 2000-4000 from what I've seen.
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    • Profile picture of the author LegitIncomes
      Originally Posted by redicelander View Post

      Either that or some massive lists are pointing to some WSO offers!

      Seems quite out of the ordinary, though. Usually it's around 2000-4000 from what I've seen.
      Very much out of the ordinary, especially for the time of day.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProfessorSeo
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    I agree this is insane! I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me! I hope now one is trying to crash the server!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Well, let's hope it's not some bozo trying a DDoS attack...

      Stranger things have happened.

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      • Profile picture of the author dshipman
        Opening threads and clicking forum links is going a little slow for me right now, so I'm wondering if there's some server strain.
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        • Profile picture of the author WillR
          Originally Posted by Mike McAleer View Post

          i bumped by wso to see if there was any special traffic
          Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post

          Wish I had something to list on there right now. Holy cow!!
          Remember, just because it says 22,000 people are in the WSO section does not mean they are scouring around looking through the first few pages for a product. As someone else stated most likely the number is so high because someone has just done a mailout for a specific WSO. Most of those people may just visit that particular WSO and then leave the forum.

          I have noticed the WSO's are sliding off the first page very quickly right now. Obviously everyone is trying to take advantage of the extra traffic by bumping their WSO's - so it really benefits no one... except Allan of course.
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          • Profile picture of the author Ben Armstrong
            Originally Posted by WillR View Post

            I have noticed the WSO's are sliding off the first page very quickly right now. Obviously everyone is trying to take advantage of the extra traffic by bumping their WSO's - so it really benefits no one... except Allan of course.
            Maybe Allan needed some extra cash for a trip to McDonalds or something and decided to jack the numbers up a bit.
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      • Profile picture of the author LegitIncomes
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

        Well, let's hope it's not some bozo trying a DDoS attack...

        Stranger things have happened.

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        That was one of my first thoughts. I mean, if it were an email sent out to a HUGE list, the normal time for that would be about 12 hours from now, or 12 hours ago...but not right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Agz21
    I was exactly gonna make this thread but the p had beat me to it

    anyways, it's really weird as well...in about 3 years or so...this is the first i'm seeing such a huge spike...hope nothin's wrong...

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  • Profile picture of the author donaldwilson
    Gudelis recently mailed out but other than that I didn't see anyone BIG mail out.

    Let's see what happens,

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  • Profile picture of the author GregSilva
    It might be an attempted DDoS attack. Hopefully it isn't.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      The WSO section is almost always 3-4 times the number of people in the main forum. Occasionally you'll see 5 times as many - but not this many.

      DDOS was what I thought of, too, but it's more like bot traffic you'd purchase as it seems to be a bunch of hits with no participation. The number seems to be declining and so far no harm except for a slow forum. Wonder how many WSO sellers are rushing to bump their WSO hoping it's real traffic?
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      • Profile picture of the author George Wright
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Wonder how many WSO sellers are rushing to bump their WSO hoping it's real traffic?
        Probably about as many who asked Allen, "Why didn't you give us advanced warning before you raised the WSO section from $20 to $40. (so we could have a last $20 bump.)
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    The stats also say right now that 1,500 members are online the other 21,000 are "guests."
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  • Profile picture of the author nelaffiliate
    Wowww... Thats a lot of potential buyers. Wish I had something to sell...
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    • Profile picture of the author Agz21
      Originally Posted by nelaffiliate View Post

      Wowww... Thats a lot of potential buyers. Wish I had something to sell...

      you betcha, I judging from that spike I would think it's a bot traffic, I could be wrong though...who knows...
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  • Profile picture of the author ProfessorSeo
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    lol i have something to sell but it would probably only last 5 mins they people are bumping wso's
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Number at 12,000, any one want to share their bumping results ?

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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by garytsang View Post

      Number at 12,000, any one want to share their bumping results ?

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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        11,487
        25 minutes later, it's under 5000.

        Not human traffic.


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    I was wondering why the site was so slow.
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    Man I just logged on and that was the first thing that jumped out to the kid. I'm used to seeing like 3,000 at any given time, maybe 5,000 but right now its 12,000 members there alone. Wow I wish I has a WSO going right now lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author J Bold
      Originally Posted by blillard View Post

      Man I just logged on and that was the first thing that jumped out to the kid. I'm used to seeing like 3,000 at any given time, maybe 5,000 but right now its 12,000 members there alone. Wow I wish I has a WSO going right now lol.
      I would doubt there'd be any real benefit compared to normal for several reasons already explained by some in the thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    I'm sure, like agz21 said it could be bot traffic . The thought of was cool though, but that is a lot users non the less.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    It appears to have started between 11:15 and 11:30, and has been dropping fast for the past 15 minutes. I can think of a few things that would simulate that sort of traffic, but nothing that would drive 14,000 real visitors in within an hour and then tail off this sharply.

    Well, a couple of things could, but they're very unlikely to be the cause. Nobody is likely to do a high-volume, targeted PPC or banner ad run for a WSO for an hour at this time of evening and then shut it down, for example.


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  • Profile picture of the author wpxo
    Oh well, I guess it was good while it lasted. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Walker
    its not normal is extraordinary.. probably some geek DDos ing the server, but failing miserbly
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Under 4,000 now.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    My money is on someone bought a massive amount of traffic to their WSO thinking they would get some conversions...
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Leveled off at just over 3000, or about 4 times the traffic main discussion has at the moment. That's in the normal range.


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  • Profile picture of the author imdomination
    I'd love to see what kind of low conversion rates the WSOs on the first page got, assuming the bots were randomly clicking threads and driving down the conversion rates.
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    • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
      Originally Posted by imdomination View Post

      I'd love to see what kind of low conversion rates the WSOs on the first page got, assuming the bots were randomly clicking threads and driving down the conversion rates.
      LOL... Why would you love to see this? What benefit would you gain from a bunch of stats thrown off balance by bots who had no intention of ever buying anything--completely ruining any true meaning from gathering such stats.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    Or just to boost the viewS of his thread to make it look more STUNNING!
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Wow ... that's nuts. Why would there be so many bots? Where did they come from and what were they doing? lol
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    DDoS attack to bring the WF forum down?
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