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What is the percentage of bots and crawlers in Twitter traffic?

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by Dilettante, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Dilettante

    Dilettante Power Member

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    Hello,

    for twitter expert, I have some questions:

    1) What is the percentage of bots and crawlers in twitter traffic?

    2) Is it possible that bots and crawlers stop coming on my accounts or stop clicking on my links one day?

    3) Did you notice a huge drop for your twitter traffic these last days?



    If I ask this, it's because I noticed an fucking huge drop of my twitter trafic these three last days. To tell the truth, when I saw the numbers, I believed that Twitter had mass banned my accounts, but no, they are still there.

    I didn't change nothing, except one thing: I have links in some of my tweets, a normal URL (biduletruc.com) which redirects to a CPA offer. I changed the link of the offer recently and since then, huge drop in my traffic, which is strange. I could have less leads or conversions, but not less views: the links on my tweets are still the same.

    I tested my links, they work, I checked from different IPs, they work, I asked to my AM, he double-checked too, my links work, he gave me other links to see, but there too, I have less traffic.

    So I thought that for some reasons, bots and crawlers stopped clicking on my links in my twitter accounts (I know that bots and crawlers are an huge part of twitter traffic)/

    Have you an explanation, because there, I'm lost.

    Thanks


    P.S. : I have less traffic, but I still have leads and conversions, so my affiliate links work.
     
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  3. kitteh101

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    Maybe that CPA offer in that link made twitter not like you as much:cat48:
     
  4. Dilettante

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    No, it worked with an other offer of the same affiliate network.
     
  5. HoNeYBiRD

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    i experience around 70-100 clicks from different twitter bots, crawlers on any given domain i have set up with a twitter account
    at first when i noticed this, i was like WTF, but i investigated further and i found out that those are just bots

    it plays out like this usually: for the first few days the traffic is normal, then suddenly you will notice a big spike in your traffic, now that will be this 70-100 clicks when the crawlers visit the url, but it's only a one time occasion and won't happen again
    maybe your links were crawled very early and you thought that's traffic from real users, but in fact these bot clicks were included and now that you're not getting those, there's a huge decrease in the traffic, which is actually the real amount of your useful traffic

    here's an article about the numbers: http://blog.manageflitter.com/bots-what-why-and-their-impact-your-twitter-click-through-statistics, it shows according to that study, that 84% of twitter traffic at least in that particular sample came from bots, i'd say that take that with a pinch of salt, because it easily can be what i said above and that 70-100 bot clicks are included, so it's already not that bad and if you take a bigger sample or monitor an account longer, the ratio won't be that bad for sure
     
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  6. Get-Rich-Or-Die

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    I notice after twitter update bot traffic is all most all gone even twitter bot itself is not visiting links. So they are updating there system maybe.
     
  7. HoNeYBiRD

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    yea, that can be, however i was setting up new domains for a few accs a few days ago and i noticed that the crawlers was visiting the links yesterday, which continues today too, maybe your links were already visited or will be soon :)
     
  8. Get-Rich-Or-Die

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    Yes you are correct but if you look at such things you must see some difference there :)
     
  9. karupoiss

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    What tracking are you using? I use Piwik and it sometimes shows some bots at the start of creating an account and posting a new link but then other times it shows no bots at all and only the real human traffic.
     
  10. HoNeYBiRD

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    i'm not using anything specifically other than common sense :), because my domains which i'm using at the moment are redirected to affiliate urls and that place where the urls lead has pretty whack tracking, so i can't really tell anything just by looking at it, other than that there are those unusual spikes, also these spikes oftentimes happen in a matter of a minute or two, i'm refreshing the stats once, it's not there, next time i'm refreshing in a minute or two, the spike is there, no other logical explanation is there for this other than it's the twitter bots, there's no way, i'd get 70-100 real clicks from a practically new twitter account in just minutes, plus you can also notice this from your conversion rates, if you have an idea about your avg CPM, when these spikes happen, it will go down drastically for obvious reasons

    i just know that when i set up a new domain in a twitter acc, there will be a spike in the traffic in a few days, a week tops and it's the twitter crawlers, not real traffic, after the traffic spiked once, everything goes back to normal, at least that's what's my observation after setting up roughly 100 domains in the last 1-2 months
     
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    Hmm, ok.. are you doing crack rev on Twitter? I know Chaturbate doesn't count in bots (that is what their support told me).
     
  12. HoNeYBiRD

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    i'm 100% sure that they are wrong when stating that, not sure whether you're doing CR or CB, but on CB you can view your stats breakdown by tracking codes

    i can see an army of tracking codes like the following for multiple domains:
    HTML:
    /accounts/warnings/?next=/
    /accounts/welcome/
    /addmoderator/USERNAMESLUG/
    /api/panel/
    /api/viewerchatsettings/
    /clear_banned_urls/
    /contest/log_presence/
    /photo_videos/photoset/detail/
    /removemoderator/USERNAMESLUG/
    /roomban/
    /roomsilence/
    /tag/fun/
    /tag/pornstar/
    /tag/tokenkeno/
    /tag/vibrates/
    /tipping/group_show_cancel/
    /tipping/group_show_tokens_per_minute/
    /tipping/private_show_cancel/
    /tipping/private_show_request/
    /tipping/private_show_tokens_per_minute/
    /tipping/rate_model/
    /tipping/spy_on_private_show_request/
    /tipping/spy_on_private_show_tokens_per_minute/
    /tipping/tips_in_last_24/
    i have a lots of these besides the regular tracking codes what indicates a real user, which is either "default" or something else what you set (you just need to switch the "default" at the end of your tracking url to anything you like and that will be the tracking code)
    it's impossible that a real user would arrive to the site through these tracking codes or even just click on these by mistake
    the unusual spikes, the conversion rate drop, these tracking codes tell me that these must be the crawlers, i can't imagine any other explanation

    i think CB cannot be more wrong when stating that the twitter bots don't show up in their stats, my findings show the direct opposite