I don't know it is the right place to ask or not. But I have this doubt. When I post something on twitter, I see some 9-10 instant clicks on that link. I get this everytime. I searched a lot about this but couldn't find possible answers. Anybody know why this happening?

  • I imagine this is at least part due to Twitter's attempt to detect any malicious links.
    – MrWhite
    Feb 21, 2013 at 12:43

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They are likely to be bots. Twitter publishes an instant feed of new tweets. You can watch this feed if you want. I know that Google watches this feed. It sends googlebot out to instantly crawl new links that are tweeted. Some people are using this as a quick way to get new content indexed: you tweet it and Google crawls it. It would not surprise me if there were a bunch of other crawlers watching the twitter feed in a similar manner.


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