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    Cool What is facebook bot why statcounter doesn't show anything

    Hi, I am getting weird hits from this ip and statcounter says it is facebook bot

    Facebook Bot Unknown Palo Alto, California, United States Facebook (69.171.237.5)

    statcounter is unable to determine which page it is going to I have added facebook like box on my site, is this really facebook bot and if so what is it doing on my site.

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    sp,

    Using a Lookup agent, 69.171.237.5 yields 'can't get "69.171.237.5" ip entry.' ip2location lookup yielded:

    IP Address: 69.171.237.5 Share this result
    Location UNITED STATES, COLORADO, COLORADO SPRINGS
    Latitude, Longitude 38.83388, -104.82136 (3850'2"S -10449'17"E)
    Connection through FACEBOOK INC.
    Local Time 17 Oct, 2012 01:20 PM (UTC -06:00)
    Domain FACEBOOK.COM
    Net Speed DSL
    Area Code 719
    IDD Code 1
    ZIP Code 80840
    Weather Station COLORADO SPRINGS (USCO0078)
    Mobile Country Code (MCC) -
    Mobile Network Code (MNC) -
    Carrier Name -

    To me, someone's using a "Facebook connection" to hit your website so be sure that EVERYTHING is exactly as you uploaded as you may have been hacked.

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    https://www.facebook.com/externalhit_uatext.php

    When you have content that is shared on facebook, facebook pings back to grab page information e.g title, an image to provide a preview. It's a legit ip. Even without like buttons you could still get activity from this bot if somebody shares a link to your page on facebook. If statcounter operates via javascript then it's unlikely to be executed via a page load by a bot.


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