When checking visitors on line recently on my small website ,I have been seeing 6-8 similar IP addresses, the first 3 sets of numbers of the address are the same and the last set is normally in sequence ie 173, 174, 175 and so on.
I did a reverse IP lookup and it showed a company in Seattle, Washington but I can’t find any info on them.
Should I be worried about this and is there anything I can do to stop it happening as one of the things it is doing is inflating my pages viewed and visitors figure?
I had Googled a litle bit and found that item but as a non technical person some (most) flew right by me. My understanding from briefley reading this is that it is basically reading information for possible browsing use at a later date and to speedup searching.
The main question I have I suppose is this, is this harmful or should I not be worried about it.