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Someone is screwing me by sending fake traffic to my website! Help!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by C-Rod3, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. C-Rod3

    C-Rod3 Registered Member

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    Wasn't even gonna waste yall's time on this but it has simply gotten WAY out of hand.

    Somebody has been sending fake traffic to my website, and I'm tracking it with Adsense. I'm getting around 150 page views/day which is 3 times what I usually get. And I'm getting clicks too, but NO MONEY FROM THESE CLICKS.

    My only guess is that one of the SEO services I ordered from is screwing me with bot traffic. I'm not gonna say the exact services I used because then people will say I'm hidden advertising but I ordered 1 here on BHW, and 3 on Fiverr. I've ordered these services before and this never happen.. I even contacted each seller and they promised only backlinks and no additional traffic.

    I'm really starting to panic that my Adsense account is in jeopardy here. I JUST started making money on YouTube, and I can't have my account banned. please help
     
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    if its wordpress site, install plugin that block these traffic by IPs.
    e.g. itheme security of wordfence, good luck bro
     
  3. C-Rod3

    C-Rod3 Registered Member

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    Sorry for the newb question... But how do I catch these IP's? I already have wordfence, but I am only tracking traffic with Adsense, and I don't think they offer those features.
     
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    at first: remove all the adsense ads from your site for some days. Maybe this fake traffic will not last long. Also u r only getting 50 page views per day, so most probably u were not earning much from this site.

    Next: check google analytics, awstats - in your cpannel, and try to find out the actual sources of this fake traffic - if it is coming from 1 ip address - block it, if it is coming from a country - u can put some codes in your c panel - in that case when someone will try to visit ur site from that country - will not be able to visit ur site.
     
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    Just install click fraud
     
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    Your host may come with awstats pre-installed on it if its on cpanel. To access it, just go to your cpanel (usually www.your-site.com:2082), log in, and look for 'awstats'. In there click your site and its going to tell you your traffic details, including which ip's are visitng Write down all the most frequent ip's and block them.

    Or maybe the traffic is legit but your keywords are very low cpc.

    Consider using a tool like google analytics or piwik or even awstats to monitor your traffic in detail. From there you can judge how fishy this traffic really is.
     
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    Here's the crazy thing...

    The "page views" and "impressions" in Adsense are showing, but in my reports, each site is getting low views. So I could have 150 page views for the day, but if I check my websites, they add up too 100 views only. And I only have 3 websites! There's basically mystery traffic showing up on my Adsense account and I have no way to track it. Does this ring any bells???