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Are traffic bots worth using?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Gecko101, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Gecko101

    Gecko101 Junior Member

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    Hi All!
    Will traffic help a SEO ranking?
    I see alot of bots on the internet and I'm wondering if they are worth using?
    If they are, then which is the best?
    Thanks again
     
  2. misteryou.

    misteryou. Power Member

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    Still now, i have never see a bot purchasing an item, or converting in something...
     
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    JazzJazzy Junior Member

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    Yes they are. They also scale up pretty good.
     
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  5. Rich77ard

    Rich77ard Registered Member Premium Member

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    I've tried a lot of them including premium services on a multitude of different sites also using strict geo-targeting as well. The large majority of bot services you see out there won't even show up on analytics and that category of bots will do absolutely nothing for your rankings.

    The actual bots that do show up on analytics are still a complete waste of time because the majority of their IP addresses won't be correctly geo-located. (Yes that doesn't matter for international sites)
    My extensive experiments led me to conclude that, just like backlinks, IP addresses definitely have varying degrees of quality and are being mapped by Google. The search patterns of bot IP addresses are nonsensical and erratic, and it would be easy for Google to categorise and devalue that IP address as a bot.

    The only way to really do it properly is to use your own geo-located elite private ip proxies. Majority of the time bots won't even show up in analytics unless they're from an elite proxy. Geo-located elite proxies can cost as much as $10 a month each and you'd need at least 300 different IP addresses to make a dent even on a small site.

    Even if you did by 300 elite private proxies there would be an instant IP footprint across the sites you were targeting. What would the chances be of the same 300 IP's all visiting the same 5 sites you're trying to rank. It's dead simple for Google to detect and the elite private IP's have no search history behind them either.

    The problem is that you can't just by 300 elite private proxies from the same provider as they'll all have the same ‘C' class. And if you're trying to rank for ‘plumber California' it's also quite difficult to get strict geo-located proxies as well.

    (What business do IP's originating from San Francisco have being on a Californian plumbing site have, and how could that possibly improve your rankings... It can't)

    You can't just use private proxies either as Google can tell that they're proxy ip's. You actually have to use elite proxies which cost a small fortune, and they're even more expensive if you care about which country the IP addresses are based.

    This strategy used to work a couple of years ago but Google have definitely managed to get on top of it to stop it from working. I had absolutely no success with it and used a multitude of different strategies across a wide variety of sites.
     
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  6. ajithrocksca

    ajithrocksca Senior Member

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    There are several benefits. It depends on what kind of business/website you are running.

    1) If the ips are geo-targeted and of good quality with low bounce rate, then it helps in ranking. Google has a way of finding out junk proxies, so the proxy quality should be topnotch.
    2) IF the bot is capable of passing alexa traffic, then it also helps you greatly. Advertisers will be willing to buy banner ads and link ads at a premium.
    3) If the bot is capable of passing google analytics, then it increases the value of your website while flipping.

    Good Luck..