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Currently, there are several competing websites that give you traffic estimation. Let me add to the answer from Simon Hayter: Alexa (already mentioned) - Stack Overflow (NEW) Rank2Traffic (based on Alexa) - Stack Overflow Compete Pro (already mentioned) - Stack Overflow Quantcast (already mentioned, and the data is confirmed!) Stack Overflow (NEW) Similar ...


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My initial thought was that they multiply an Alexa value by some constant but I have no idea how accurate that would be. Does anyone have any idea how they do it? Well, the idea itself is correct. However, it is not as easy as it seems. Here you may find a much better formula: http://netberry.co.uk/alexa-rank-explained.htm And this service has ...


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Find out how many videos viewed by normal users per hour. Let's assume It is 10 videos viewed by most of visitors per hour. Store & use the # of videos viewed using session + cookie + IP address. If the number of videos viewed are higher than 10 for any session, then use simple captcha to avoid the bots. If the captcha verification is failed ( ...


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A few more methods of bot traffic detecting: Verification of user agent (it is a client application that uses a particular network protocol). Looking for a highly specific match to something like a malware signature or specific executable or C&C connection address. Examining such behavioral parameters as a depth of view, the duration of visit, ...



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