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Making paid traffic look like its coming from search engines? Possible?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SilverKnight, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. SilverKnight

    SilverKnight Power Member

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    If you purchase traffic from somewhere like maxvisits.com, it it possible to make the traffic look like it's coming from Google, Yahoo, Bing (and other search engines) on your Google Analytics? I have a WP site. I just want my Google Analytics to SHOW it's search engine traffic AND NOT COMING FROM A PAID TRAFFIC SITE.

    Possible?
     
  2. Lyscer

    Lyscer Junior Member

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    I'm not sure if it would work but you could have a php page that you push everything to and that page would use something like CURL to call the pages you wanted; With CURL you could set the http referer in the header information and the tracking analytics on the page you called might be able to track it as coming from a search engine. I have never done this, just a thought on how it might be done.

    Maxvisits->your redirect page that changes headers->the page you really want to serve up
     
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  3. TZ2011

    TZ2011 Senior Member

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    Suggestion above is doable but all referrers would come from same IP address.
     
  4. williamk

    williamk BANNED BANNED

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    I am not sure as I never tried it. But I think it will be really tough. You might want to see some refferer cloaking I guess.
     
  5. SilverKnight

    SilverKnight Power Member

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    Thanks above.

    Anybody actually tried doing something like this and worked?
     
  6. Falian

    Falian Junior Member

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    This is a great way to spoof the headers! Why are you spoofing this? Can't deliver organic traffic?
     
  7. Tishoy

    Tishoy Regular Member

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    lol just use the google's url shortening service :)
     
  8. AutoBlogger

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    You have to put a doorway page with double meta refresh to do this. The question is will your traffic provider will approve the landing page or not.
     
  9. rgrinny17

    rgrinny17 Newbie

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    AWESOME solution man, this works perfect.