Happy with Spam Traffic? Is This Your Story?

spam referral trafficWeb Owner: O Wow I am getting very good traffic on my site and its increasing day by day.

Web Analyst: Good. What is the source of traffic?

Web Owner: Ummm, Need to see but It’s increasing and that’s good na?

Web Analyst: Yes, increasing in traffic is good but you always need to check your traffic source so you can check its performance and other impacts.

Web Owner: Like?

Web Analyst: Well, You need to check what channel is performing for you. Lets check your Google Analytics Stats.

Web Owner: OK.

Web Analyst: So, lets check from traffic stats by opening All Traffic tab.

1. google xxxxxxxx Sessions
2. Facebook xxxxxxxx Sessions
3. visit4money.com / referral ???? xxxxxxxx Sessions
..

….
7. visit4earn xxxxxxxx Sessions

Web Analyst: Interesting…

Web Owner: What?

Web Analyst: You are getting good traffic from referral sites. Like Visit4money, visit4earn etc

Web Owner: That’s good na?

Web Analyst: Need to check those resources individually. What type of these website is and why they are so kind to us by send much traffic to us without any cost :).

Web Owner: Might be because my website is really good and cool.

Web Analyst: Might be, Lets check them.

Web Owner: Yes Please.

Web Analyst: Hmm so here is visit4money.com. “Visit4money – Earn money in seconds.” WOW. How? “Welcome to our New Website Visit4Money, Best Opportunity for Students, Job Seekers and House Wives. Contact us for Positive and Rapid Response”

Web Owner: what they mean by this?

Web Analyst: Its mean this website is asking people to click on ads to make money.

Web Owner: What ads?

Web Analyst: Web ads like, Google Ads, and other text or display ads.

Web Owner: O that’s good, they are visiting those sites and getting money for it.

Web Analyst: Yes, its good for them and people who are making money via such websites and companies. But not for web owners like you, Google or ads networks and for Pakistani web and IT industry.

Web Owner: How? Don’t you want people to get paid for such work? They are just visiting our websites and might be become our customer or regular visitor?

Web Analyst: Its good for these companies as they are making money twice, once they ask people to become member and pay Rs.2500 for account and 2ndly they are getting payments from ad networks by clicking on their ads until these ad networks will block them on violating their terms and conditions. And people who are visiting these websites are not a regular customers or at least they don’t have intentions to buy something. They are visiting your website on click ads which are running in iframe on what you website is opening to them. However yes they can become regular visitor or customer to you but if you see there behavior they are impacting your website’s traffic stats negatively How? by increasing your bounce rate and exit ratio, Consuming server bandwidth (bad for small websites & businesses with low hosting budgets) So there is more harm with less benefit.

Web Owner: Understood and as per Search Engines, they also notice factor like user behavior, website performance in terms of speed and response, so it could harm us in that way too. Right?

Web Analyst: yes, it could.

Web Owner: So How to get rid of these website?

Web Analyst: At our end, we could do few things like. As first step to get proper stats of traffic, we can create a new profile on google analytics and add these website in filters so they stop tracking them in regular traffic. Read here, How to Filter Traffic in Google Analytics. For permanent solution, first ask these website to stop sending traffic to us by contacting them via email addresses given on websites, and whois servers. But if they don’t stop this, report them to there web servers and hosting. Also send an email or post a message to Search engines and local telecom who is responsible for web related issues like PTA.

Web Analyst: Here is the complete list of such websites, generating useless traffic for your site.

  • visit4earn.com
  • visit4money.com
  • v4earn.com
  • earnpkrs.com
  • cash2ads.com
  • prefect-clix.com
  • aimtoearn.net
  • express2earn.com
  • visit4cash.com
  • shahxadking.byethost24.com
  • buxclicking.com
  • clickerpaid.com
  • e2click.com
  • clicknearn.pk
  • earninggurus.com

Web Owner: Thank you for letting me know about this else I was happy to get spam traffic which actually leeching me and my website performance.

Web Analyst: You are welcome, no problem. Your story is not different from other Pakistani Web owners:)

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Container Run – Imran Khan’s AZADI March is a featured App Now

Revolution of Pakistan is now become an action game on Android apps store. Yes its true, after hitting Pakistani & International Media’s coverage points, now Imran Khan & PTI’s Long March “AZADI March” got moboviral on Android mobile as a game. Launched on Pakistan’s Azadi Day,  14 August by Value Apps got 790 downloads & positive reviews so far.

container run game app

In this 3d graphics game, Captain (Mr. Imran Khan) is on his mission to take his Azadi March to Islamabad. And to stop him in achieving his mission, Govt put containers as barrier between him and Islamabad. So the only way to accomplish his mission, Khan have to jump over these huge containers.

Here is the download link for Container Run – Azadi March Game App

Its a 2nd time we see an android app on some Pakistani political event before this Gulu Butt’s controversy results in a lunch of an Gulu Butt android app. Now I am wondering when we will get some Bhai version or Qadri Version on App :P, so Stay tune and Keep Playing.

Tahir ul Qadri Android App

 

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How to filter unwanted traffic source in Google Analytics?

How to exclude traffic in google analyticsSearching for solution of filtering out unwanted traffic in Google Analytics? Its simple as ABC. How? Let me show you in simple steps.

1. Login to your Google Analytics account and go to Admin area.

2. Select Filter option in View Column.

3. Add a new filter by Clicking on +New Filter

4. Fill up the filter info like Filter Name example: Invalid traffic

5. Select Filter type like in above case you need to select Custom Filter

6. Select exclude traffic and click on Filter field. And choose your option. Here we choose Referral from Content and traffic as we want to avoid traffic from a specific website.

7. In Filter Pattern define the website, what you wanna exclude like abcdomain.com . Keep case sensitive option on NO. And Save it.

You done it.

 

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Controversial Gullu Butt Game App Launched for Android Phones

gullu butt mobile game appO My My…. I can’t help myself on laughing over this, A mobile app company launched a game app for android phones with name of Gullu Butt. After a controversial event of Model town Lahore, with thanks to Pakistani Media Gullu Butt become a famous personality and point of discussion over Social media and public gossips.

And now catching that fame for money people those this :). Launched Gullu Butt Game App for smart phones. In that game, a man look a like Gullu is breaking up a car and you have to catch that pieces to earn points and save your life. Most funny thing is a Lion is sitting besides the car and on background you can notice Police is standing as crowd.  I am sharing original incident pic so you can compare it. Download Gullu Butt app here

gullu butt live in action

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A Horror Story Of Ordering Food on Phone

On a calm evening, you get knock on door and see a bunch of relatives after opening it. What will be your first thought? What to serve these unexpected guests?, Is it tea time or full serving meal required? Definitely you will do what suits to you as per time, budget and relation you have with these relatives.
Student Biryani KarachiOne day, I found myself in some similar situation. After discussing with my wife & mother, I decide to order Biryani for dinner from newly open Student Biryani branch near my house at North Karachi. I picked my Phone to dial their number and booked my food order. He gave me 45 mins estimated delivery time. I handed over billed amount to my father so he can pay it to delivery guy and I left to buy some other add-ons for dinner.

man-talking-on-a-mobile-phone-and-looking-shockedAfter 30 mins, I got a call back from Student Biryani person and he said to me, “Sorry Sir, we are not able to deliver your order because of law and order situation in our area”. I got shocked and said to him, “what happened bro? I live in same area and everything is fine here”. He said, “we are delivering order from North Nazimabad (Near Shipowner College) and there situation is worst”. I replied, “Bhai why are you bringing food from faraway. I live in front of your North Karachi branch and everything is fine here, please deliver my order from there”. He said, “No we got the order from Call center here so we were delivering it from North Nazimabad. I said, “Bhai I have guests waiting for me and tell me what to do now”. He said, “Sorry Sir but I can’t deliver”. And then a conversation of around 2 to 3 minutes was happen between him and me which is definitely need to be censored. oopsAfter ending up that call, I was thinking what to do, meanwhile I got call from home and my wife told me Food is delivered :P. I got another shock and then I realize that call from Student Biryani Person was not for me :)

I took a long breadth and said thanks to Allah, who saved me from such embarrassing moment in front of guests. The lesson I learnt from this mishap or event is, without a good and attentive customer support or call center service you can’t win customer’s heart.
Food Panda PakistanLater on, I never order food from Student Biryani directly as I got more options of food and restaurants with quality & efficient customer service online at FoodPanda Pakistan. These guys take order from customers on behalf of a restaurant and keep a follow up with these diners. Yet, their riders make sure on timely & smooth delivery of the food. So chances of being late & missing are really reduced down by these guys. Now, I always get my ordered food on time without any tension/hesitation and fear of getting lost at eleventh hour. I recommend/suggest foodpanda.pk for on time food delivery.

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Steve Jobs Dies: His Innovations & Inspirations are Alive

Steve Jobs LifeFew days ago, I wrote a post about Steve Jobs resignation from Apple. At that time I don’t imagine that my next post will be about his death. No doubt death is the truth and we all have to taste it but fear of separation from your close people is really hard to neglect.

Like other people who knows Steve, I am also have a great inspiration but I don’t like Steve for his famous iPhone,iPad, Macintosh or other Apple, Next or Pixar innovations.

I am inspired as he set a lesson for all by converting his bitter past in a better present. Steve turned his abandoned childhood to an inspirational innovator.

I am inspired as he faced his luck’s bad patches and defeat them. Even his disease can’t take his life easily. Imagine If you know you will die soon then what is the thing about which you will think. Steve did this he didn’t let his ideas die.

My Inspiration is Steve’s words, Although it is not his last words but It is best word he said for us. Thank you Steve.

” No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

See video of Steve Jobs Speech at Standford University in my last post. RIP Steve, We will miss you.

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Good Bye Steve Jobs – Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

steve jobs resignsSteve Jobs, the inspiring CEO & Founder of APPLE resigned from APPLE on last Friday. A great man with great success in life. He started APPLE from a home garage and took it to the greatest technology company of this World. During his tenure APPLE launched marvelous technology stuff like Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad ad many others.

Other then Apple, World most successful animation company, Pixar is also founded by him while he was kicked out from his own founded company, Apple Inc. He is also founder of next.

Being a great fan of him, I am sharing his great speech at Stanford University, USA in year 2005. Really inspiring one. Steve, I don’t wanna wish you best luck as you are already lucky. I wanna wish you better way of life after life. May ALLAH bless you. Stay Hungry Stay Fool, mean search for more incentive and never take you as expert always keep keen to learn more & more.

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Gmail Motion – Now Email Rocks on Your Move

Gmail motion updateThere is no doubt Gmail is the most rapidly growing free email client and there are several reasons behind this, like faster email, easy interface, strongest spam control etc. But now Google brings another superb feature for Gmail users.

Gmail motion, now your every move has some mean for Gmail. If you are using a computer with camera then you no more need to type email with your keyboard as with your specific moves you can tell Gmail what you need to type in email. Still confuse then watch Gmail Move introduction in this video.

As you read it and watch it all. I must tell you one thing… its look a like an April Fool Joke to me from Google :D

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