a few days ago I tried asking why I had over a 200 pageview spike and got a curious answer but overlooked it thinking it might be a troll or something.
now that I see again, I have an even higher pageview spike reaching almost 1000 and rising, this kinda concerns me.
in any other position I should be happy, in some moments in my amateur art career I had very successful popularity moment like my works with "Epic Battle Fantasy" or the Brony fandom overall, I remember moments where I reach over 2000 daily pageviews thanks to some major art published and featured elsewhere, like the EBF: The party that has over 80k views or EBF: player 4, The Ranger that has over 30k views, but in all those moment, there was always a clear reason why I had this sudden rise in traffic for my page.
but for now I have over 2000 views in the past 4 days with no clear reason and I still don't have a clue for its origin, no mass favorited art piece, no comments, just a high number of traffic in my main page, art pieces are not being viewed at all, and I have done nothing to have this strange rise in pageviews.
my main concern is that I've been spammed by viewbots, I recently published a deviation asking if anyone knew of my initial 200 pageview spike and one comment in particular appeared saying something like "lol, they were my viewbots", to avoid any problem I just decided to delete the deviation and keep on living, but now this view spike is to apparent just for a random place to feature my work and I'm starting to get worried I have fake pageviews.
so, that's all, if anyone knows anything about viewbots in dA please inform me, or if I DO been featured in some major page I would be really relieved to know those pageviews are genuine.
that's it for now, I have some plans in the future but you'll see them when I upload them <3, cyao!.