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How yo check if traffic is from real people?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by codeman1234, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. codeman1234

    codeman1234 Power Member

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    Hello,

    I am buying traffic and seller claims is real traffic from real people no bots, no proxies or other methods, so, my question is how I can check that the traffic provide from this person is from real people? is there a way?


    Thanks,

    Raul
     
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    gavinb Junior Member

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    no need to do that. They are all fake generated with a bunch of chinese proxies. I had tried them on YT videos but didn't get any views
     
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    Ghost traffic won't do anything on your site....it'll hit but won't fill forms with real requests or do anything, so if you buy the traffic and it's all ghost traffic, then it's probably fake. There's only one way to find out....be careful with adsense though, you'll get banned in an instant if you use fake traffic....
     
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  4. HatIsBlacked

    HatIsBlacked Regular Member

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    you need to have a well thought out plan and set of goals to measure results before you even do this. not just, oh i want traffic sort of thing.

    sit down and think about what you are trying to accomplish and how you are going to measure if it is working or not.

    obviously, you need to send the traffic to a landing page. this landing page will have installed software that gathers traffic activity. to prove the traffic is real, you need human interaction. the best and easiest way is through forcing the user to enter in data via a form.
     
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  5. Stone Arche

    Stone Arche BANNED BANNED

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    Mate no need to do that they are all fake.
     
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    sk8tavou Senior Member

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    If the sellers has a very nice system then its very hard to find out.

    As a bot programmer i now work on a bot about fake traffic and you can do almost anything so random on almost any website so its going to be very hard to track it.
    But if you dont get any visitor paths at all and just plain 1 page hits then i think you can easily understand :)
     
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    This is what I do, I use livezilla and push a chat request to every visitor on the page, if it's real targeted traffic and not bots, you will see people denying the chat request and depending on the quality of the traffic, if they are real visitors, every 100 to 400 visitor will except the chat request, you can also see if the users move off the landing page that you provided the traffic seller. If all the visitors are just hitting the landing page and no other pages after that you can be sure the traffic is just bot traffic that holds no value at all.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Handy Tip, it has given me a future idea. Cheers
     
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    It's not a foolproof method but it will give you an ideal of whats happening with the traffic you purchased.
     
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    There are a few things you can do.

    1. Set up a script to capture the user agent, geo ip, etc

    2. Set up a javascript to capture heatmaps and/or mouse moves

    I'm sure you can think of more if you put your mind to it, but these two at least give you a start..
     
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  11. codeman1234

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    Hello guys,

    Thank you all for your replies it helps me a lot, at the beginning I thought the same but, this guy comes recommended, also he has only positive reviews not even 1 negative, and all about traffic, also he answers all questions very professionally and he says if traffic is not real and I dont have a positive feedback he will return my money. So, I dont know what to tell you guys but, he seems pretty confident to be a scammer, I am going to try and try all your tips to check it and if its as good as he claims I will recommend it if anyone interested.


    Thanks again guys, any other tip?

    Regards,

    Codeman
     
  12. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    All good ones always are Mate. You need more than that.

    Suggest you buy a small test package or if they are so confident then ask for a free trial.
     
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    I just purchased traffic from 13 different providers to the same website that i replicated on 13 different urls lol. who do you use OP so i can add him to the list to see who gives the best traffic
     
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    I hope you will share this information and the results of your test.
     
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    Put something on your site they need to click.
     
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    honestly you have been given some good ideas - for me I'd look at time on site and tracking mouse moves.

    real people at least spend some time before they reject something and move the mouse - bots just arrive and disappear in general - even though its not hard for a programmer to make them do more than that - but your basic traffic sellers couldn't care less about providing that.
     
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    If the bot is dumb you may easily spot it by checking if the IP's are behind a proxy (thansparent ones are visible in HTTP header), if it has empty or obviously fake referer and if cookies can be set in client browser. You may also check if your page is opened in iframe and dimensions of viewport of client browser.

    If the bot passes all these tests, you may spot it by his behaviour on your site - if he clicks on links, average clicks count for a visit, how much time it spend on a page before he goes to another page etc. You may place some hidden links on a page, so if someone clicks the link, it means that it is bot.


    Tbh it is very hard to write a good human-like bot even if you have a botnet.
     
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    check google analytics ..if source of the most of the traffic to your website is Direct traffic then it is a fake traffic.
     
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    check bounce rate how location useragent and other things
     
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    Put up a contest and offer cash as a reward. If zero sign up then you should know what is happening.