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How to verify it is bot or real traffic?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tapioka, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. tapioka

    tapioka Junior Member

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    I'm buying an advertising space from a web in my country and the owner have no problem showing the google analytic data of the website.

    But how could I know that the traffic either bot or real one?
     
  2. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Supreme Member

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    Ask for traffic sources and let them break down how they are providing the traffic?
     
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    hey can you explain it i didn't get how it's possible ?
     
  6. BigLeague

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    There's no way of being 100% sure. You can check the User Agent, time spent on page, and the mouse movement behavior of each visitor to see if it resembles a human. Time spent on page and user agent will usually give you a pretty good reading. With a more advanced system like Google's they are able to compare each specific user's behavior because they have so many sign-ins, websites with adsense, and websites with Google analytics running on them.
     
  7. tapioka

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    Yea. A friend of mine also suggest to look at the bounce rate or using third party apps to look inside the traffic. But it will require the owner to install it on their site and I need to wait for a month or a week at least to get new insight on the traffic data. Should I be using this way, the owner might not willing to buy the apps and me myself need to buy it and get the owner installed it for free. So much problem since the media buying not even reaching a thousand bucks.
     
  8. BigLeague

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    Third party apps aren't going to give much additional insight over Google Analytics. Google has the advantage because they collect so much data about everyone all the time. You could request to run the ad for one day to see how the traffic looks/converts on your site. Or you could request to pay per timeframe instead of per visit.