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PayPal & false web traffic reports?
PayPal says you get the hits but....
eboda




msg:656327
 5:53 am on May 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

Greetings PPL

In the last 3 months I have taken grand steps and watching my site traffic.

I found that PayPal crawls my website impressively deep into my directories, listing all my right pages - which is nice. Then in my PayPal store stats, PayPal claims I had all these visitors. *Laughin. Can they really think I am that dumb? or maybe they do...

Not sure if this is old news or something I just happened to notice. Anyway I thought I would share with all... enjoy!

- eboda

 

TallTroll




msg:656328
 8:52 am on May 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

What does the PayPal spider look like? And how well behaved is it?

EliteWeb




msg:656329
 4:33 pm on May 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

I never cared about their reports saying how many hits it got - i like seeing how many sales I got. ;)

eboda




msg:656330
 3:54 am on May 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

If you look below and count the spiders hits, then you look at the e-mail monthly report, you will notice the same numbers match up. When infact these hits were not people hits, or searches.. but spider hits. *laughin.

#####################
Here is what my stats show.
#####################

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/sales/index.shtml
at 1:48:59 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/tech-support/index.shtml
at 1:48:59 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/domain-name/terms.shtml
at 1:48:58 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/terms/index.shtml
at 1:48:57 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/links/index.shtml
at 1:48:56 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/contact/index.shtml
at 1:48:56 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/network/index.shtml
at 1:48:55 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/about/index.shtml
at 1:48:54 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/design/index.shtml
at 1:48:54 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/FAQ/index.shtml
at 1:48:53 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/support/index.shtml
at 1:48:52 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/domain-name/index.shtml
at 1:48:52 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

A visitor from spiderman.nix.paypal.com (65.206.229.143)
arrived without a refering URL,
and visited www.branchnetworks.com/index.shtml
at 1:48:51 AM on Friday, April 26, 2002.
This visitor used .

#####################
Then PayPal sends me this.
#####################

Dear PayPal Shopkeeper,

You will find your current traffic statistics for your PayPal Shop below:

This week's visitors to your site: 13
Total visitors to your site: 122
Total websites in PayPal Shops: 30095

PayPal Solutions help convert your website visitors to paying customers:

Thanks for using PayPal, the world's #1 online payment service!

Sincerely,

The PayPal Shops Team

You have received this email PayPal because you have registered
a website under your PayPal account to participate in PayPal
Shops. PayPal reserves the right to email members participating
in PayPal Shops. Replies to this email will not be processed.

Copyright (C) 2002 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved. Designated
trademarks and brands are the copyright of their respective owners.

Funny Eh?

eboda

eboda




msg:656331
 3:58 am on May 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

>> EliteWeb

I agree with you :)

I just happen to notice the false reports is all, and thought I should share it with all.

I also think if PayPal is going to promote something at least it should be honest no? ;)

Enjoy!
eboda

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