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Traffic Has Increased by 2000% - No Idea Why

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dannym2, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. dannym2

    dannym2 Registered Member

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    One of my site's traffic jumped from it's usual 100 or so visitors a day to 2000 yesterday, today it's had 1,200 visitors so far. Google analytics shows that it's ALL direct traffic, including direct traffic to my privacy policy, contact us etc.

    Any idea what's going on? I hope somebody isn't targeting it?

    I'm earning my usual amount from adsense, a couple of dollars a day, so it's not affected the number of people clicking on my ads.

    Any help much appreciated :)

    Dan.
     
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  2. edgematch

    edgematch Elite Member

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    Maybe you have a keyword which is popular in yahoo or google news today. So check for the keywords that people are using to reach your blog. and that may open a new door to you.
     
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  3. Nuker

    Nuker Regular Member

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    maybe the wordpress attack !!!
    check the most viewed pages if /wp-login.php is the first page
     
  4. Underag3

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    I Hope Mines WIll Also Has A Increase Like This :( :))
     
  5. SocialPusher

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    It could be boots, automated software, trying to post/bookmark/register or whatever to your website. I happened to me once, got a lot of useless traffic after getting on a scrapebox list. My website wasn`t AA, so they didn`t get nothing from the blasts, just a lot of useless visits.
     
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    sudden spike of direct traffic 95% of the times ends up being botted or attacked

    Look on the IPs if you have that ability and if it is all from same IP or same/close IP networks, then for sure it is bot, so just blacklist it
     
  7. Union

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    Maybe someone wants to kill your Adsense, Google will BAN if detect unsafe traffic from bots, proxies.
    Check the Bounce Rate, Keywords, Locations ant time on site, If your site is for English Countries, select all others and BAN their iP from your server
     
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    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    Damn, my bad dude, I mistyped one of my domain names and sent 9000 visitors to someone's website. Sorry about that ;)
     
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    KeyzDT Power Member

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    something went viral on your site but viral doesnt automatically equal targeted traffic. should help you with rankings though.
     
  10. jstover77

    jstover77 Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Sounds like bots. Check your logs and see what IP(s) they are coming from and try to block them or the majority of them. Check out cloudflare.com. I use them on a few sites to block shitty traffic.