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The Search for the Person in Hesse, Germany

Over the past few weeks I have noticed that someone in Hesse, Germany has visited this website hundred of times and many times daily. This is unusual as I am not usually overwhelmed by visitors and so I can’t help wondering who in Hesse is so keen to look at my photographs!

What makes this visitor unusual is that Flag Counter (see image below), which is an application that tells me where website visitors are (but not who they are – i.e. no IP address), is not telling me what pages the person from Hesse is visiting at my site or what operating system (Mac/PC etc) the person uses. I’ve never had this before (see image below). Very cloak and dagger!

I am always delighted when people visit my site and would like to thank all the visitors who do take the time to look at my photographs. Equally, I would like to thank all the people who like my images.

And so, person from Hesse, Germany, if you would like to contact me then I would be able to thank you personally for visiting my website and showing great interest in my work. You can reach me on info@rids.co.uk or you could leave a comment. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

I love Flag Counter because I can see where people who visit my site are coming from (ignoring VPN connects) – again, please see the image below. Flag Counter tells me that people from 161 countries have visited my site. There are around 190 countries in the world. It would appear I’ve got around 85% of the world’s countries in the bag!

The Search for the Person in Hesse, Germany - Richard Broom Photography
The Search for the Person in Hesse, Germany – Richard Broom Photography
Flac Counter Screenshot - Richard Broom Photography
Flac Counter Screenshot – Richard Broom Photography
Flag Counter - Richard Broom Photography
Flag Counter – Countries – Richard Broom Photography

8 Responses to “The Search for the Person in Hesse, Germany”

  1. Richard Broom Photography

    I had an online chat with WordPress a few minutes ago about my frequent visitor from Hesse in Germany. I was a little concerned that somebody might have been using my website maliciously. WordPress have checked and say everything is secure and they suspect that my ‘mystery visitor’ from Hesse might be a ‘bot’ which is indexing my site. I can’t image why. Who would want to index a load of chickens!!?? Trust all is well on your side of the pond.

  2. John

    I’m glad that your site is okay, Richard. I see bots indexing site. They do it all the time.

  3. Richard Broom Photography

    All very strange John. Whoever it was in Hesse, Germany, has suddenly stopped visiting my site. They were visiting many times a day but now they have vanished. WordPress seem to think it might not have been a person but a ‘bot’. Who knows? My computer hasn’t blown up yet! But I would be interested to know who or what was visiting me so often.

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