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Strange bitly behavior.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by todordonev, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. todordonev

    todordonev Regular Member

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    Hey bhw friends,
    I have this strange bitly problem. When I login to bitly my link stats say 50 clicks, but my site had only 5 visitors. I am tracking my site visitors with both my live chat plugin and G analytics which both show the same. Has anyone experenced this issue? I am blasting this shortlink in any possible way with GSA (Yes I know I am a noob) and I am getting pretty good results so far. It seems pretty strange that people have clicked my bitly link but havent visited my site.
    Does adding + sign in the end of my bit.ly link counts as click ?

    Sorry if my question is stupid.
     
  2. todordonev

    todordonev Regular Member

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    Sorry for bumping but traffic is stil wasted and I dont know what causes the bloody problem :(
     
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    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    I think they show Bot crawls or something cause my traffic stats never match either. Don't rely on any of those redirect sites for traffic #s.
     
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    todordonev Regular Member

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    I think it has something to do with GSA, because when I was blasting i got traffic, after I stoped no sign of life :(
    EDIT: Started GSA again and same stuff happens - clicks to bitly links but no site visitors.
    My GSA is on US based vps and the stats say most of the traffic is US so I think GSA is the reason. I will make a free .tk domain redirect and we will see.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2014