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How (Bad) Spiders and Bots Inflate Google Analytics

HOW (BAD) SPIDERS AND BOTS INFLATE GOOGLE ANALYTICS Hacking Tools No site is too small to reap the wrath of a hack. There are tools spe- cifically designed to sniff out vulnerabilities on websites across the web. They're looking for ways to extract data for fraud, hijack websites, spread malware, and take down websites with DDOS. Scrapers The pickpockets of the internet:Scrapers are bots designed to target content based on certain criteria or keywords. Once they locate the desired content, it's copied from the original website and published else- where. That's not all though. They also scan websites for email addresses and other proprietary information. SPAM Spammers If you own a website, especially a blog that allows comments, without a doubt you've received comments that are pure gibberish. Spamming is prevalent for a number of reasons. Unethical SEOS use comment spam to hurl their website link across the web to generate a ton of backlinks. Although not effective, it's still in wide use. It's also used in negative SEO by flooding websites with comments that link back to malware. This can eventually leave a website blacklisted if the links continue to be published. High volume spam can also bog down your server and slow your website. Spies This can be a murky category. Spy software can be used for automated competitive analysis, penetration testing, scraping content - and on and on. It's really only limited by the imagination of whoever is at the wheel. 49% Of website traffic is human visitors (Real People) 51% is Non-human / bot traffic 5% Hacking Tools 20% Website Monitoring Software / Good Bot Traffic 5% 2% Spammers Scrapers 19% Spy Tools Rivalhost DDOS PROTECTION MANAGED WEB HOSTING

How (Bad) Spiders and Bots Inflate Google Analytics

shared by rivalhost on Jan 26
Scrapers, bots, hackers, spammers, and spies. The shadowy back alleys of the internet are home to all kinds of nefarious people and programs bent on throwing a monkey wrench in your plans for website ...




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