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#1 spravin

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:58 PM

Hi,

Apparently we are getting huge surge in referral traffic from 2 sites ( meta search), dont know if we have un-intentionally submitted the url to them or anything else.

Want to know how big is the issue in terms of Bandwidth allocation and site downtimes?
Also, should we do a deep dive analyis of these sites for traffic patterns ( will take time) or just block them (fast fix)?

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Pravin

#2 chrishirst

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:47 AM

Apparently we are getting huge surge in referral traffic from 2 sites ( meta search), dont know if we have un-intentionally submitted the url to them or anything else.


If the referrers are genuine and from the search results. Probably some scraper picked up your URLs and listed them or if the "referrals" are all from the root url (domain.tld) it is more likely to be referrer spam for "links".


Want to know how big is the issue in terms of Bandwidth allocation and site downtimes?


Only you can know what that would be


Also, should we do a deep dive analyis of these sites for traffic patterns ( will take time) or just block them (fast fix)?

"deep dive analysis"???

#3 Michael Martinez

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:55 PM

When you say meta search, do you mean something like DogPile, IxQuick, or Mamma? These are legitimate search sites that people actually use. In the past they have occasionally changed their algorithms, which led to driving more or less traffic to my sites. Meta Search can sometimes be a good source of traffic.




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