Take the 2-minute tour ×
Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for pro webmasters. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have created a blog on Tumblr a few days ago. Looking over the statistics, it seems that Tumblr itself is visiting my website, using different browsers. What is this supposed to mean? Are these real visitors or is it a Tumblr bot? One example:

  • Browser: Chrome 32.0
  • OS: Win8
  • Resolution: 1024x768
  • Location: New York, United States
  • IP Address: Tumblr (
  • Referring URL: (No referring link)

Other browsers used include:

  • Chrome 20.0.1090.0
  • Firefox 21
  • Opera 12.14
  • Chrome 15.0.861.0
  • Chrome 32.0.1667.0
  • Internet Explorer 6
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Opera 12
  • Opera 12.02

They all use the same screen resolution (1024x768) and have no referrer. The flash version is not set, but they do support javascript. Unfortunately, I don't have the full user agent string.

share|improve this question
Do you have the full user agent string? –  w3d Feb 27 at 8:49
Unfortunately, I don't. –  Hermes Feb 27 at 11:35
What is the URL to your blog? –  William David Edwards Sep 6 at 9:42

2 Answers 2

I couldn't find anything that indicated that Tumblr has a crawler. And typically "good" crawlers usually identify themselves as such. So this is probably just someone at Tumblr either viewing or reviewing your blog.

share|improve this answer

Did you possibly ask them for support?

The Whois info for that IP is http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q=

share|improve this answer
You should mention the result of the whois so we don't have to follow the link. Plus the IP is from Tumbler. –  PatomaS Feb 27 at 7:33

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.