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Russian Trafic

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by washington2010, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. washington2010

    washington2010 Regular Member

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    I've noticed I've been getting a big spike in traffic from russia lately. My site is in English, and they are direct entries to deep pages.... doesn't really make sense. Any thoughts on that?
     
  2. Union

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    Russia = India, Pakistan.... traffic

    Adsense is 1 step up in Russia, but not far from India Traffic...

    I have Russian/Ukraine traffic too, but no any results...
     
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    Bot traffic.
     
  4. washington2010

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    what do they get out of sending bots to my site?
     
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    me too, I am finding spam post from Russia and china
     
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    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    I run an English site and Yandex has been sending me random traffic for the keyword "SEO"! :)
     
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    They are trying to exploit your site in one or many ways: collecting emails for spam, posting comments with backlinks to sites with fake pharmaceutical products (very lucrative business), finding vulnerabilities in your site and using them to create hidden pages to promote the same fake pharmaceutical crap (see the cases of high PR Edu sites that were getting top SERP for words like Viagra), finding vulnerabilities in your site and using them to infect your visitors with malware.
    I'm usually cautious with traffic from countries like Russia and China and I try to find out what they are up to, because usually nothing good comes out from those IP's. Russians (or the so called Russian Business Network) make very very good money selling fake male enhancing pills, spamming and managing botnets.
     
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  8. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Senior Member

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    I have several directories and I am also experiencing this issue. They eat up a lot of bandwidth. So far I've been banning their IP ranges but soon they come from new IPs. Its really getting out of hand.
     
  9. washington2010

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    How can I see if they have created any hidden pages on my site (or malware, etc)?
     
  10. hztaa

    hztaa Newbie

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    You didn't tell what kind of keywords they come in with. You also have to remember that both Russia and China have huge amount of population and they use different search engines (Yandex and Baidu) so it could be you're ranking good there without you knowing.

    I doubt they're bots though like some previous posters said. Connectivity to western countries is poor from both Russia and especially China and the hardware and costs are higher. There's no reason for them to use Russian/Chinese hosting.. this is internet, you can base your stuff anywhere. They generally use US or European servers because it's cheaper and faster.

    There's also a huge amount of SEOs in Russia and other CIS countries as it can mean significantly better money than in physical jobs there. Them and their communities just don't come up a lot as they speak with their native language, of course. Sometimes they lurk around in English forums, and I go lurk around in their forums because they have much more information about doorways and cloaking and other stuff that is generally ignored on western forums. And they also seem more willing to share, where in western SEO communities everyone just tries to sell sell sell ;)
     
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    All your articles are now belong to them. :D Aside from content scraping your data, I can't imagine what they would be doing.
     
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    They're not coming with keywords, that's why it's weird. They are direct traffic to inner pages.

    I would have to disagree here and say all the other posters are correct.
     
  13. hztaa

    hztaa Newbie

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    Well, what category the site is? It makes a big difference.