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Alexa Alexa runs a large number of DNS servers and with it's partners is able to monitor a chunk of the DNS traffic for the Internet. With DNS traffic data Alexa can see the number of queries performed for DNS records. Using this data they are able to create relatively accurate estimates on the number of HTTP requests a domain gets. I say relative, ...


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Your Website is not monitored: They do not monitor your website traffic, they simply estimate your website traffic, exactly the same way Alexa estimates it. This is mentioned on both SimilarWeb and Alexa. Alex mentions the traffic is estimated: SimilarWeb mentions the traffic is estimated: How do they estimate my website traffic then? They estimate ...


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Well, this is little bit too broad because there could be a numerous reasons for this, but I'll try to narrow down. You are banned. From this article here you can see many reasons for account being removed / banned etc. If your stumbles are not showing up in your SU profile, your account might be banned. Here are some possible reasons for banning in SU. ...


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Since you use tags that start with web, I assume you are building a system that requires HTML to be downloaded in order for a paid impression to work. What you need to do is learn robot behaviour by looking at the server access log files. On a server with apache installed, the file is typically named access_log. If your server is used frequently, you will ...


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Unless you get meaningful business from Yandex or Baidu then there's no disadvantage to blocking them. However, they're known to ignore robots.txt. I'm unsure if this has changed in the last 4 years but you'll be looking at a server level block. Their user agents are easy to spot, a .htaccess example would be: SetEnvIfNoCase User-agent “Baidu” spammer=yes ...


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You can't. Unless they share their data with you or publish it the best you can do is guess. The closest you can get is Alexa but their data is not accurate and gets worse as you get further away from the top sites.


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Maybe your site was not indexed by Google, and the AdWords campaign led the site to be indexed. Now, a search on Google will find you, where you wouldn't show before? Or it could be return visitors. They click on your adwords ad, visit site and want to go back. But they cant remember the direct link so they search for your name on google and find you that ...


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Alexa's data isn't accurate, they only know about websites visited from people who have the toolbar installed in their browser. That was years ago and wasn't accurate then either. Simply put, there is no way they can say with any accuracy how much traffic a website gets, without having direct access to the websites raw server logs. Or Analytics program. If ...


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Panda 4.1 rolled out September 25 2014 according to: http://searchengineland.com/panda-update-rolling-204313 To quote: The latest update comes four months after the last, which suggests that this might be a new quarterly cycle that we’re on. Panda had been updated on a roughly monthly basis during 2012. In 2013, most of the year saw no update at ...


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For me, selling traffic is applying 301 redirects from URLs of your site to URLs of the site for which you sell traffic. In this way, you give all your traffic to the other site.


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NOTE: I'd call myself a n00b developer from Down Under. In relation to the OP, a Google search of the below IP lead me here. As an effort to minimize Spam, setup this bad bot blackhole as per: https://perishablepress.com/blackhole-bad-bots/ First hit reported by Blackhole, in part, was: Tuesday, November 27th 2018 @ 11:36:37 URL Request: /blackhole/ IP ...


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We had the same issue and it turned out to be Pingdom (website monitoring service). Someone had configured it to ping our site every 5 minutes and login which resulted in thousands of hits per month from Ashburn, VA with a service Provider of Amazon. Time on site was just a fraction of a second each time. Pingdom suggests enabling blocking known bot ...


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AdSense will ban you, if traffic quality is not good at all, that's simple reason is apply to all website. They have solid algorithm to identify such a quality traffic, for example if I visit your website A, then I will redirect or open pop up on my browser, then AdSense will see this is some kind of referral traffic from website A. If I do nothing and ...


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Google uses an algorithm to decide how frequently to recrawl pages. While the exact mechanics are kept confidential the basics are that it is based on how large the site is, how high quality the site is, the number of other sites that link back to it, and how frequently the content on the pages changes. The figures you have posted seem quite reasonable crawl ...


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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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If you have added your sites on their service, they will know about how much traffic you're getting, and that data is accurate and other people can also see it. It means for some website, you can get accurate information, but most of people don't submit their site on such a tools because they have already implemented Google analytics, and Google did not sell ...


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You shouldn't point the nameservers to the same server, this way you'll have multiple domains with the same content. You'll get a bit more revenue at the start, but when the duplicate content penalty sets in, you'll probably lose traffic to both sites. I would 301 redirect the parked sites to the actual site. This way, you won't get the duplicate content ...


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The truth is Google wants you to succeed. Luckily, Google in most cases is fair and accurate in its ranking of those who get penalized and at the same time rewarding those who are not using any deceptive practices. Everything affects SEO and Traffic Exchange programs. But how you are involved in it makes all the difference. Are you condoning misbehavior, ...


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First of all, make sure that your view doesn't contain the traffic from bots. To remove the robots traffic follow these steps: Go to the "Admin" upper tab Select your current property and view (or create a new view just to track non-robot traffic) Choose "View Settings" At "Bot Filtering", check the box : "Exclude all hits from known bots and spiders" The ...


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Full Referrer means URL which user came from. It could be familiar with your expectations only with filtering by another Dimension ("previous page path" = (entrance)). But there is better report... You need to look at Behaviour > Site Content > Landing Pages ("entrance pages") and then add secondary dimension Full Referrer.


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The thing you need to be careful of here is that Amazon is not simply a website provider but is also a cloud services provider and also has a service whereby users can access a virtualized desktop interface on the Amazon network as a remote desktop session. This particular service uses a Windows Server gateway and so the desktop resolution and OS fingerprint ...


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What it does mean is that the Alexa Rank being shown is either wrong or useless. The site must be fairly new with very low traffic. At low traffic, Alexa has doesn't have many data points (based on tool bar installations) and hence data tends to be off. Ignore Alexa.


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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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These are all referrer spam, there is no interaction with your website at all. It hits directly Google Analytics and adds fake data as referrals, pages or keywords. To stop them you should create a filter in GA. There are some related questions that may help you: About the "share-buttons": https://stackoverflow.com/a/29312117/3197362 About "darodar" and ...


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A new account will probably still get this referral spam "traffic." One suggestion has been to change the last digit of you GA account from the default of "1" to another number. But really, it's only a matter of time before these spammers start using those numbers too. Your best bet at this point is to create filters in your GA account to filter this "...


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What you could try to do to help fix your situation is run some of your web pages through webpagetest.org and choose the server location closest to the server your pages are on for faster results. Then check the waterfall section when the page results appear. If you see tons of entries in a waterfall chart such as one shown at this link: http://www....


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By and large these appear to be innocent. From the looks of things other than the search post which appears as though it is more than likely legitimate either the user is refreshing the page constantly, which depending on the site could be believable, or there is something wrong on the users browser such as malware on the machine or browser reconfiguration ...


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This happens when Google is re-fetching your website pages and trying to do in-dept analysis of your website. If you are not uploading the new content on your website then the problem is related to the code {PHP /HTML etc} of your website. Ask your developer to fix all the errors that Google has rectified. Google webmaster tool is now upgraded to advanced ...


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For the most part WAG (wild * guess). We had one of these traffic reporting services call us trying to sell us their services which Google analytics provides for free. So I did research. The general consensus among the users out there is that after loading the tracking code so the service could get real-time traffic on your website, often the traffic ...


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Enable logging of your visitors in your site , and check whether they are coming from different ipaddress or same. If they are not from same IP then most probably they are genuine traffic


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