I tried to investigate where it's coming from and what posts are they reading. It turned out to be in the United States of America. One of the top post that is often visited is the Credential Assessment for Canadian FSW at WES, which is one of the first stages of the Canadian immigration application process.
What is the Reason of the Sudden Burst of Readership?
Wondering about the sudden peak of readership, I tried to check the other stats and relate it with the current events. I believe that the cause of it is due to the upcoming elections in USA and/or the Duterte Effect.
I know for the fact that some Philippine internet servers are located in the U.S.A, so Google (Blogger.com) will record it as if it's from there. That means when a visitor visits my website from the Philippines and his/her server is in the U.S.A. It will be recorded as a U.S.A visitor.
I noticed it when I had a small blog, my first actually, and asked my niece to view it, then it recorded as U.S.A. I'm not the expert in the internet protocols and this is just my observation.
What is a Duterte Effect?
Since the pronouncement of the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on the war against illegal drugs, most people were in panic mode, especially those who are in the dangerous drugs supply business. They were trying to eliminate by killing each other to break the networks. Most Filipinos knew that these incidents were brought to the eyes and ears of both the local and international news media.
For less than 100 days of war, the reality starts to sink in that the government is almost winning. But the killings are still rampant. Some of Filipino citizens are scared to be in this state of government and so they started considering immigrating to other countries like Canada.
This, in my opinion, Duterte Effect is one reason that brought my readership to peak.
Election in the United States?
Is it Hillary or Trump? Who do you think will win on November 8, 2016? That's the question many of Americans now are asking between themselves. But I'm pretty much sure that there are few who are still undecided or maybe have no candidate to vote for.
This is my opinion, I may be wrong, but, in any ways, it will be beneficial to my website and hopefully the numbers will maintain for the next few months and years to come.
If I may ask you, what do you think are the reasons of the visitor spike?