I was checking my visitors stats and I received a visit from someone with an ISP which belonged to a law firm. In fact, the ISP was named after the law firm, which stroke me as odd.
I could not track what pages this individual saw nor how long he stayed on the site. However, I tracked the location and it is in the same city as one of my competitors. This competitor of mine is a relative big group whereas mine is a hobby blog.
What is even more odd is that this visitor from the ISP of the law firm came through Google and the keyword was a big keyword that my competitor dominates. The odd thing is that Statscounter showed that my site ranked 3rd for this big keyword when this individual clicked on it. For what is worth, I don't compete for this keyword and I appear very far away in the SERPS for this big keyword under normal circumstances (however if I check this keyword when I'm logged into Gmail, I appear as 1st as expected).
This is very odd and the only stuff that I have that may violate copyright is some pictures which I picked from Google Images and which may have copyright. When I started my site I wasn't aware of this copyright thing and I have made it my task to slowly remove the pictures.
Ok, so now that you know the story, should I be worried? In essence:
- Got a visit from someone with ISP of a law firm based in the city of my competitor
- My site appeared as 3rd for a big keyword which I think must mean that this person had previously bookmarked or Google Plus my site in some way (please correct me or suggest as to why I appeared 3rd)
- I have some pictures which may have a copyright license but nothing more. My competitor hates me though cos I'm stealing a share of their visitors (my site is a quality niche site with authority).
Please suggest or give me your opinions, I am not sure as to what to make out of this.