I had a website URL which was getting around 60 hits a day from typical spam suspects like
***.semalt, etc, etc. So I decided that when I changed my hosting account I would also change my URL, which I have just recently done.
Thing is, my original URL has been completely offline for well over a week now and when I visited my analytics this morning, there was still a consistent number of hits over the past week from these same sources.
Today I set up an account for my completely new URL and to my surprise, literally within minutes, and before I had even uploaded the website onto the server I was getting visits from these sources again.
This leads me to believe that it is actually the Google Analytics account which is getting hits and not my actual website. Has anyone else found this and if so, are these spammers/bots even a problem at all?