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How to be sure that your Traffic are not BOTS?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by AaronHarris, Mar 12, 2014.

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  1. AaronHarris

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    Hi,

    I just want to ask some ideas on how to know whether your traffic are real human or just bots? IP address? Web links?

    Any other ideas?
     
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    Its really simple.Just use Google analytics, if they are just logging on and exiting after 1 second then they are bots. If they are from Google,facebook or twitter they will be real visitors.
     
  3. Jasmine5

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    Google analytics also count the bot traffic.
     
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    what about a bot that was set to sty 30sec on your site, does it make it real?
     
  5. Daagur

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    You can check different things like the ip address, the headers a visitor sends (some bots don't send header like referrer, useragent...), the pages they visit and how long they are staying there...
    But it can be really hard to identify proper coded bot. You would need to track down all the interactions a user makes on your page and check if they are legit (for example if a user jumps from page A to page Z and the pages are not linked together it could be a bot, since most users will follow links on your site and not write the url in the address bar) but even then you can't be 100% sure
     
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    what about bounce rate, # of pageviews, #geos. If they are always the same over time wouldn't these indicate bot traffic?
     
  7. AaronHarris

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    Hmm. are there any app that can help me in understanding traffic analytics other than the usual Google analytics? Can they also calculate number of bounced traffic and where did they go after their visit on my site?
     
  8. Daagur

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    theoretically yes, but what if the bot is configured to stay 5 - 15 minutes on your site and visit 2 - 10 pages in that time? I think the best thing anyone can do is to check the ip addresses. If a visitor uses a proxy for example it would be an indication for a bot (depending on your site of course, not very much of the mainstream internet users will know what a proxy is and how to use it but if you have a website like BHW for example there is a bigger chance that you visitors will connect through a proxy).

    Another thing you can do, is making the botters life harder. Most bots don't support javascript for example. So if you use it heavily it may break the bots functionality
     
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    We can look at the user's activity patterns. If all of them hit just one page and never click deeper into our site. I think that's a bot.