I am not a Cloudflare user, but I had an interesting experience today.
I have a small personal website, which does not generate much traffic (less than 100 views per month), which I am fine with.
However, I do have Google Anyltics with the website, and last month, there was a spike in visitors from 2 to 82 from about 12:00 - 16:00. Then dropped off again. The 82 “users” locations were from three states in the US with the average duration being 0 seconds. (for all 82 of them).
When I went to the Referrals sections of Google Analytics, all the visits were from “explore-prior-web-service.review/” which I then googled in my search bar. However, I found that it was not a searchable item, but a website that directed me to a Cloudflare page with a 502 Host Error.
Does anyone know what these 82 visits could have been? Should they be a security concern for my small website?
Again, I am not a web developer or Cloudflare user. I just figured it anyone knew the answer to why there was such a spike in what looks like bots, you guys would be able to give the answer.