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8/9/18
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What is "unknown region? ? It showed up this morning in my stats page.

when I looked at my statistics this morning, for the first time, I see "unknown region". What does that mean?
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Chuck Croll
8/9/18
Chuck Croll
Hi Mike,

Thanks for sharing your question today - and welcome to the Blogger Support forums.http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2014/12/geolocation-and-our-use-of-blogger.html


If you're seeing "unknown region" in the "Pageviews by Countries" display on the "Audience" page, it probably refers to inability to associate the IP address of a reader, with a specific country. Geolocation is not always an easy process - and not all IP addresses lead directly to reader geographic location.


http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2014/12/geolocation-and-our-use-of-blogger.html


If you're not looking ay "Pageviews by Countries", maybe you could make one or two screen prints, showing what you are looking at?


I hope that this helps you understand the possibilities!  Please, let me know if you have more questions!



gave fuller
8/10/18
gave fuller
Hello! Well, we got the same thing on our blogs(Greetings!!! and JENNY BARAZZA  no. 8). visitors from unknown region. Yes, we are viewing pageviews by countries. And still that's
something to be check thoroughly by google.
Chuck Croll
8/10/18
Chuck Croll
Yes, we are viewing pageviews by countries. And still that's
something to be check thoroughly by google.

Yes, quite so.

Unfortunately, it's Advantage: Spammers.  With Google playing catch-up.


And both downward and upward fluctuations are normal - and more normal for owners of newer blogs.


Those are normal, long time known details.  Now to add to all of that, the recently observed effect of moving from HTTP: to HTTPS.


This address change is similar to the effect of any change in the blog address..
  • BlogSpot to BlogSpot.
  • BlogSpot to custom domain.
  • HTTP to HTTPS.
All produce the same effect on pageview count - and make referer spam more visible.  And lead to something to be check thoroughly by Google.


Spider and Olde Scooter
8/12/18
Spider and Olde Scooter
My blog (seniorjunior) has been up and running since 2007, so "especially newer blogs" doesn't apply to me.  Today's (8.12.18) check On "Audience" is the first time I have ever seen "unknown region."  It's got to mean something has changed. I have more page views from "unknown" than from the U.S., always the largest group by far.
Either Google has flipped some switch, or there is a massive outside event causing this. C'mon, Google folks, figure this out.

scooter
Chuck Croll
8/13/18
Chuck Croll
The Google CDN changes, periodically.


The Internet changes. constantly.  And your blog, as hosted on the Google CDN, changes as the Google CDN and the Internet changes. 


And if you are not "br mike", you can do better to start a new topic - so we can diagnose your problem.

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Margaret Ullrich
12/12/18
Margaret Ullrich
Hi, Matus4x5, China has shown up in my stats, so it isn't China.
 
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