The other night I noticed a temporary surge in traffic on several of my sites. Around the same time I noticed a surge in my Suite 101 traffic too.
On my own sites I could tell the referrer was Amazon. Most of the traffic was coming from Seattle, Washington and Fresno, California. There were one or two hits originating from other cities, but the majority came from Seattle. On Suite 101, the traffic referrer was listed as [direct] but I suspect it was Amazon too.
A Suite 101 side note: I find it comical that we, the Suite 101 writers, must wait a year before we can post our Suite articles elsewhere, but plagiarists get to use our articles right away.
Unfortunately, the traffic surge was the equivalent of being Stumbled, a lot of traffic but no clicks.
I did a quick search online to see if I could find any info to shed light on the situation, but couldn’t find anything.
Out of curiosity, did anyone else notice such a traffic surge and if so, do you have any idea what caused it?