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16% of all Web Traffic in America is from Bots

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by AndyPR, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. AndyPR

    AndyPR Registered Member

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    according to a new report from Solve Media, 16% of all web traffic in the US is generated from bots. These bots do anything from commenting on posts to clicking on ads and it is becoming a massive problem for advertisers and publishers. Add this Variable when you calculate your conversions !!
     
  2. beaglejuice

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    The problem with your thinking is there are 84% real traffic. "Massive problem" is overstated. Why not concentrate on the positive?
     
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  3. AndyPR

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    To see and examine the true picture of the situation you need to know all the ingredients and examine them from all directions. I want to know how many "real people" see my site, so I have to take into account that some traffic is not real. I find this information to be essential.
     
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    If you find your post essential, then kudos to you. So why not concentrate on the 84% positive real people?

     
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    True we always think about negative side...
     
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    I suppose it's a fine statistic and all, but who really cares? That's like stating how much of the internet's total data consumption is YouTube and Netflix. As another poster mentioned, it doesn't matter how much bot / spider / etc. traffic is out there at all... that stuff is basically below the radar and you should never, ever concentrate on it unless banning scrapers or bots from one of your websites.

    Focus on bringing in the real people and selling them / converting them. That's where the money is, not sweating about bot traffic.
     
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    It'd be helpful to post your source: http://news.solvemedia.com/post/32457007008/solve-media-uncovers-1-5-billion-in-wasted-ad-spend

    This is a bullshit statistic that can't possibly represent the real internet. It's PR "news" that is coming from a CAPTCHA company who's sole purpose is to make money from stopping bots. How the hell do they know the traffic happening on every website? They don't, they are just guessing based on who uses their service.

    Think before you freak out.
     
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    OP found a stat, found it worthy of a share here and posted it. All he says is "...factor in this variable while calculating conversions...", which according to him is essential. There is no negativity here...
     
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    I see..................
     
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    99% of all statistics are made up.