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Does (niche related) traffic improves rankings?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by peterstern9, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. peterstern9

    peterstern9 Regular Member

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    Imagine this situation:

    Website A is ranked #8 on google.com.br (Brazil, for example).
    Site B that is ranked #1 in same niche for same keyword offers advertising. So, if site A buys advertusing on site B and is start getting niche related quality traffic, will it help site A to get SERP improvements? Or it will just improve Alexa rank?


    Second question related to the first one:

    Site A is trying to outrank site B. Because of that is building let's say 100 backlinks daily. This is obviously unnatural and site will get penalized sooner or later. If site A keep building links like that, but start getting a lot of niche related REAL traffic from Brazil (from competitor sites), will it "hide" and "justify" this lots of coming backlinks?

    I think my questions are really good and adequate for constructive discussion.
     
  2. luisk

    luisk Regular Member

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    Good questions.

    I will make on opinion for the second one. If you promote your site A in site B, depending on the amount of visits in site B it could be possibly that the promotion is directly related to the backlink building for site A.

    For the first question, I have some doubts because some spammed sites through cheap ads get a high alexa rank but when you check for it on google (or bing) for example you notice it's not even ranked in the first or second page (I haven't checked beyond that).

    But those 2 questions are really good. I hope someone with more experience than me could answer these questions.
     
  3. peterstern9

    peterstern9 Regular Member

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    Thank you luisk for your reply.

    Real incoming traffic should maybe justify huge number of incoming links to make them look natural and genuine, but I would like to hear many different views and thoughts of experienced members about that.

    Let's say that site A buy and get traffic from site B ranked #1 for same keyword, not from some junk site ranked nowhere.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    No, no one has ever proved traffic has an impact on rankings. And if you don't have Google Analytics installed on your site there is no way for Google to know how much traffic you get.
     
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    peterstern9 Regular Member

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    Alright, but if site have installed Google Analytics and Google have data about traffic, would they appreciate site much more because of constant incoming real traffic, even though visitors are not coming through searches?
     
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    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    No. It would be too easy to improve your rankings buying cheap traffic like ad.fly if that were possible.
     
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    Interesting. What if the traffic has a different "weight" depending on where it comes from? it could be possible that is something like the difference between a PR0 and a PR5 BL.

     
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    peterstern9 Regular Member

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    I agree with luisk, I wonder if there is difference between junk bot traffic, and real already geotargeted traffic directly from competitor sites, and these competitors browse through website, spending time on it, not just fake visits like bots.

    I wonder if all that real traffic can be good signal to Google that site is getting popular, even without being ranked high on SERPs..