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Competitor Sending Paid Traffic to my Website. What can I do?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by trevorhoang, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. trevorhoang

    trevorhoang Power Member

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    My analytics shows traffic coming from 2 shady paid traffic websites to my website today.

    I can only assume it's a competitor sending this traffic in an attempt to have my adsense account banned.

    Is there anything I can do!?
     
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    If you can identify the source of this traffic, then you can put a script on your website to redirect it (and only this traffic) to another page without adsense.

    Then as a bonus try to monetize this traffic in some way :D (or just dump them somewhere like google.com)
     
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    Or simply remove your adsense ads from that site until the traffic subsides?
     
  4. trevorhoang

    trevorhoang Power Member

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    That would be an awesome solution, any idea what the script would be? Trying to find one now with no luck
     
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    It might be my cousin in texas he has a belt of a wwf match, he does this so what niche ill let you know and give you his ip to stop it
     
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    indpmahi Junior Member

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    simply redirect it to ur competitors site
     
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    thats a bit of a wild assumption my nizzle
     
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    If you know a bit of php that shouldn't be that hard. I can't give you a complete code as I don't know where your traffic comes from (and thus how to identify it) but it should look like this :

    Code:
    <?php
    // Check where the traffic comes from
    $source = $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'];
    
    $junk = "http://junk-paid-traffic-source";
    
    // If traffic comes from junk source
    if ($source == $junk) {
    
       //Set a landing page and dump the junk traffic there
       $bounce='http://somewhere-with-no-adsense/';
       header('Location : $bounce');
    }
    
    ?>
    
    <html>
    [your page starts here...]
    This code won't work as is, you'll have to tweak it to fit your exact situation (the part that identify the traffic), but the two lines to bounce the junk traffic are as simple as that :)
     
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    trevorhoang Power Member

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    The paid traffic sites also offer $ to users to click on ads as well, so I would think it would be a pretty safe assumption.

    Thanks for the help everyone :) Put in a redirect! Caught it early so hopefully it didn't do too much damage