Past few months? No.
But I was with them and then the whole policy/rules went to hell. I got out of it and got refound. (I am probaly the only one who got the money back) :)
How can you track the real names effect on traffic?
They don't set a referer? Brilliant. Seriously, you'd think they'd do that.
Lloyds TSB Insurance has struck a deal with RealNames UK [revolution.haynet.com].
"Web users looking to navigate to the Lloyds TSB Insurance information and point of purchase for home insurance, for example, need only to type Lloyds TSB Home Insurance instead of the web address"
Wow, so simple, so elegant!
>How can you track the real names effect on traffic?
There was a time that they offered a stats page. I also think I've seen a referal w/ 'realnames' in it. But this was long, long ago and could certainly be wrong or out of date.
I wasn't even going to hold them to task for (lack of) traffic, I simply never hear about them anymore. Very little marketing, no press, not even any spam. Having once been the self-acclaimed 'solution' the the dotcom problem, I thought it worthwhile to see what might have happened to them.
>Wow, so simple, so elegant!
Oh yeah! Now that's intuitive. What marketing guys don't know about the web never ceases to amaze me.
Sorry guys, you probably won't like what I have to say "BUT" realnames is one of the best scams running on the internet.
It's a bit complicated to get into details here, but I did try them and know what I experienced. Then just got out.
It's not easy to spot at first, but just stay away from it.
May have missed this before but it looks like Google are incorporating RN listings within the results "proper".
See this search [google.com] position 1, xenical.com.
In the last week or two I have seen some decent traffic come my way with some of the Real Names keywords.
Especially from Google and AltaVista. Index pages that are dynamic and not able to be indexed are now at least getting a little traffic.
MSN, AltaVista and Google are giving them some prime real estate.
here's an example of a realnames referer.
I have also seen variations where instead of saying realname in the referer it will just say 'rn'
NFFC - the google results are strange, because it doesn't seem to work with all realnames as a search query. I wonder if Google just buys a subset.
Roscoepico - the big problem, though, is tracking anyone who types in the RealName into Internet Explorer, because that doesn't seem to give any referer. But I suppose it is the same if people just type in a normal web address.