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Why has does a UK comptetitor show it gets 25% of traffic from India??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by BigLarry, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. BigLarry

    BigLarry Regular Member

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    I just can't figure out why a competitor of mine gets 22% of his traffic from India (According to Alexa). I'm guessing it equates to about 1500 uniques a day from India.

    I know Alexa can be hit and miss, but not to this extent.

    What can they be up to? Is he just upping his Alexa rank using proxies/outsourcing to India or is there something more juicy afoot?

    Thanks,

    Larry.
     
  2. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Probably just using paid traffic to get higher Alexa ranking or something. He could also be using the paid traffic to click his own links in searching for google, or to help his bounce rate, view more pages per visitor. But in general, probably just paid traffic.
     
  3. Pelican1789

    Pelican1789 Registered Member

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    He May Be using cheap Paid Traffic to increase his Ranking....
     
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    SyZygy Senior Member

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    Don't worry, as the guys above said, it's probably paid non targeted traffic.
     
  5. MisterF

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    I'd say the same, dirt cheap non geo targetted traffic
     
  6. 0_inspiration

    0_inspiration Regular Member

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    Indians use British spellings of English words, so it might have something to do with that. We don't use Z's anywhere near as much as Americans - exercise/exercize to give just one example, depending on your niche you'll generally see at least some Indian traffic if you use British spellings, but it's generally easier to adopt the US format to net American visitors :D