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How to detect spammy traffic

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Geasy, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. Geasy

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    I just purchased a gig from Fiverr where he says he will send me traffic via facebook.

    Of course the traffic source is from facebook, but I kno they are bots.

    They stay 00:02 seconds on website and do not interact at all.

    How can I proof that his traffic are bots?
     
  2. virtualbyron

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    You said it "They stay 00:02 seconds on website and do not interact at all." if he tell you real traffic ask him a refund, when I was a newbie I bought this kind of gig too, but the seller has set up random stay and fews random click, now they don't give a shit
     
  3. Jason Bradbury

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    What did you expect from fiverr
     
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    From my experience 99% service from Fiverr not even worth to try.
    How can you expect anyone to send thousands of visitors your way for just $5?

    "you will get what you pay for it". This should be in your mind for next purchase.
     
  5. Marc_L

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    Fiverr allows prices more than 5 bucks now.
     
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    I think you answered your own question there..
     
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  8. Geasy

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    hahhaa, I didn't answer. I knew that his traffic will come from bots.

    But how can I proof to him that?

    Any solution?
     
  9. Mahalsingh

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    Time spent on site, bounce rate, new vs returning visitors, bulk traffic from same devices, operating systems, IP address, location, and browsers etc., I think with help of these factors from your analytics report you can show proofs of bot traffic.
     
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    why would you proof if he knows he sold you bots?
    also, just curious, how could you believe that you can get real traffic for $5?
     
  11. Morpheus696

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    Its plainly obvious. What are you going to get from the person anyway I imagine your convo will go like this:

    your traffic is all bots!!!1!! - You

    Yeah so what? - Fiverr person
     
  12. moonshine7000

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    When you buy traffic from fiverr you get what you paid for $5 low quality traffic or bot traffic.
     
  13. Marc_L

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    Kind of like saying that I bought these speakers from a guy from his white van at the grocery store parking lot, how do I tell if they suck?
     
  14. Marc_L

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    Just give him a review telling what the traffic did on your site and move on. Spend your energy on making some money instead of wasting it on nonsense.
     
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    Use Google Analytics, look for direct traffic with high bounce rate or check the time they spent. Too low average time and 100% bounce rate are really be bot visitors.
     
  16. HelloInsomnia

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    Check the logs for IP addresses and see if they are residential or owned by a company. Google them to see if they are public proxies. Most likely the IP addresses will tell you the story. It's not impossible to make it look legit but were talking about a Fiverr seller here so more than likely they are using free/cheap proxies.