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My site urbanindo.com recently experienced huge spike in traffic tracked by Google Analytics. The huge spike sometime shows in several same pages.

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This is odd because I rarely experienced that much traffic before. Some pages can have hundreds of visitors at the same time.

But when I read the webserver log, those pages only showed up in only one or two entries, not hundreds like the GA showed. But the only similar thing about the entries is that they are using similar browser agent.

Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 5_1_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B206 Safari/7534.48.3
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B206 Safari/7534.48.3

And when I opened the Google Analytics > Audience > Technology > Browsers & OS and I plotted the chart based on the browsers, I saw that the huge spike came from Safari.

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This huge spikes started to happen since the beginning of this August, which happens to be when I use multiple webservers behind load balancer (although I'm pretty sure those two are not relevant).

Is there something wrong with my GA configuration?

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You might look at the referrers - maybe your site was listed in an iPhone/iPad webapp, app, or site. –  dan Aug 23 '13 at 19:48
    
What page is the map url that it seems to be showing? –  Prasad Aug 24 '13 at 10:09
    
@dan: it's a direct traffic. –  Petra Barus Aug 26 '13 at 1:18
    
@Prasad: at first it only showed at "/map?" but few days later it shows in random pages. –  Petra Barus Aug 26 '13 at 1:18
    
You are not alone, I am experiencing the same thing across multiple travel sites. I do not know the technical side of what is happening, but good to know it is not just my industry, or your site, but something in the way either safari works, or Google Analytics. –  user31033 Sep 5 '13 at 18:34
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