Why would someone send me bot traffic?

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  1. ipwned

    ipwned Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm pretty sure someone is sending bot traffic to my website. I set it up a few days ago and haven't done much in terms of SEO or promoting it apart from Adwords. Here is are the stats (this is only for one day):

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    I just wanna know why someone would send me this. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. masterjani

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    Where are the referers coming from, bounce rate is somewhat low?
     
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    creativepotion Regular Member

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    Someone trying to screw up the data on your analytics, so you cant analyze accurately?
     
  4. InternetUser

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    2k isn't that much traffic, you should have no worries. But check out the reffers, definitely.
     
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    They may be trying to ruin your bounce rate in the long run, Dragging you down the serps, Be careful!
     
  6. ipwned

    ipwned Regular Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys.

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    It's mostly direct traffic. Yeah, something fishy is going on.
     
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    The bounce rate is oddly low and 892 u/v's out of 895? You got adsense on it or is any of it interacting with your site in any way?
     
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    No, it's just a sales page.
     
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    That deff seems like generated traffic, all set to around :30 seconds on site. You mind sharing the URL?
     
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    Lalalaenhund Power Member

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    I had this happen to one of my random sites last month... For about 2 weeks, I got about 800-2000 direct visits like this a day, then it just stopped. That site gets like 10 real visitors a day, if that. I had adsense on there, but I just got paid, so basically it did no damage at all... It's weird, can't figure out why they would do this.
     
  11. Parkway

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    Maybe to ruin your adsense and get you banned? Make anyone angry lately?
     
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    Alright thanks. I'm guessing mine will just stop as well.
     
  13. thejake

    thejake Power Member

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    You might want to check your server logs for the hostname/url being requested. It's more likely related to one of the residual traffic possibilities I've posted techniques to exploit.
     
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    Same IP?
     
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    check the logs and make sure those visits arent from robots indexing your site by reversing the ips or checking the nameservers ?