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Any way to find out if a website is buying/faking traffic?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wallofiron, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    I have a competitor of mine selling adspace and vastly inflating his traffic numbers to potential advertisers.


    I believe he is buying tons of fake traffic as 50% of his traffic comes from another country and this is a USA website.

    Any way to verify where traffic is directly coming from or at least prove he is buying traffic?
     
  2. J3RZYFR3SH

    J3RZYFR3SH BANNED BANNED

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    Are you an affiliate manager for CPA

    You sound like one spying on one of you advertisers :rolleyes:

    just saying.......

    Best of Luck
     
  3. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    lol... no


    just in the same niche as another advertiser and I found out he is charging much more for ads on his site because he supposedly has much more traffic than I do. However, from what stat websites I can check.... his site seems like its receiving fake traffic.


    I wanted to out him to the advertisers or even better.... just buy the same traffic he is and direct it to my own website.
     
  4. mraxe

    mraxe BANNED BANNED

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    The only way to find out is to ask him :) lol
     
  5. altschule

    altschule Regular Member

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    Agreed. Write up a clever e-mail, and pick his brain.

    Why not just take his idea, implement, and shoot for the same results?

    OR run tests. Analyze his traffic, BUY advertising from him, and analyze that. Put them on charts together, and point out the obvious using charts, etc that it's inevitably FAKE traffic.

    Use the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid.) - If you make a fine effort to prove something, and explain it to a point where no further research is needed, there will be a LOT of people that will believe it.