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The scenario is very consistent with spambots.
Spambots have it disabled to improve performance and make them less trackable.
Please review my suggestions at http://community.marketo.com/MarketoDiscussionDetail?id=90650000000PhtSAAS
Thanks ... but it's a different issue. Your fix addresses form submissions. I'm looking at anonymous activity reports. I can always just filter out those specific companies. But the larger question I'm being asked by execs: "Would filtering just be covering up a Marketo bug? It's just too coincidental that the same companies are generating the same activity day in, day out. Before you 'make it go away with some filtering hocus pocus,' prove to me that it's not a symptom of something flawed in Marketo that would cast doubt on all the other stats as well." So I'm looking for an explanation of what it represents. Is it a bug, or can we explain why different companies from around the globe are visiting anonymously the same number of times every day?
In my humble opinion that is not a bug at all. I do not want to prove, disprove or start a lenghty debate. It is just unlikely.
I can extend that beyond Marketo as one of my roles as volunteer for a non-profit is maitaining its website. I often find that in Drupal's logs. (Drupal is the leading open source content management system).
The anonymus visits, if not pure spambots, may be web crawlers refreshing the indexed content. That also generates a well defined pattern.
I am available to review the details through a Support Case. That woudl ensure sensitive data is not exposed to the entiire Community.
Thanks! I took you up on the offer and just submitted a case (#00208323). If anyone does recognize the pattern and/or the companies, I'd appeciate hearing the explanation.