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Something strange at Brainfox!
Why are the clicks so even?
knotty




msg:1225294
 7:18 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've been looking over several months of click reports at Brainfox and find all the clicks are no more than two per hour and billed. Evenly distributed on the hour through the whole 24 hour day.

It seems awfully strange to me why there are not some hours with 3,4, maybe 10 clicks and some hours with none.

Is a script setup to automatically produce clicks to drive up the click reports?

I don't know...........

Knotty

 

Shak




msg:1225295
 7:43 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

whats your ROI tracking saying?
along with how many pages are being visited by these so called visits?

the above data should give your answer very quickly...

Shak

mrdch




msg:1225296
 8:26 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to the "sucker's club", Kmotty :)

[webmasterworld.com...]

MC

knotty




msg:1225297
 4:42 am on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well unfortunately, my site is an information only site. It doesn't generate any income or feedback. The counter on the site is showing approximately the same number of hits as the Brainfox reports.

I can't prove a thing except it's very strange I never get more than 2 hits a hour. But, each of the 24 hours in a day has one or two hits max. Very evenly spaced out.

I went to the server and looked at the stats but I can't get any data from it because the domain is a addon domain of the primary. There may be a way but I don't how to get it.

Anyway, I think I'll try out some other PPC engines. No more feeding the "fox". How is goclick?

Thanks!
knotty

hobbnet




msg:1225298
 5:27 am on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Personally, I have gotten real clicks and real conversions from their traffic but the typical day by day ROI is pretty bad with them. They recently got bought by exact advertising (exactadvertising.com). Give them a call and see what's up. Tell them you want to spend a bunch of money with them but can't with the current state of traffic, let them squirm and see how they react.

hobbnet




msg:1225299
 6:41 am on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Oh, and i forgot to talk about goclick.

I am advertising 2 different sites with them. The performance can be decent on goclick but you have to watch it closely. Out of all the PPCs no sites perform nearly as well as google adwords and overture.

You may also want to look into findwhat.com and lycos' ppc, we have had moderate success with those.

grey259




msg:1225300
 6:55 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

You used the term Addon domain, which makes me think your hosting control panel is cPanel. If this is the case, you should be able to check out your stats for that domain under "subdomain stats". You should see something like added-domain-name.primary-acount-domain-name.com

Just a shot in the dark, really.. If that doesn't work, e-mail your tech support, or look for the raw log file in your ftp account. Your host hopefully has some sort of way for you to see your stats.

knotty




msg:1225301
 8:02 pm on Aug 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks a lot for the addon domain stats tip. Yep, there it was. I just didn't look hard enough I guess or just plain lazy.

I have to now learn how to decipher what all the stat terms mean.

I did find this. Most of the hits are coming from:

oas-central.realmedia.com
cafefind.com
netcraft.com
brainfox.com

I made use of some of the domain registrar's free webspace. Made a one page site and put a link to my main site on there. Amazingly, some hits were coming from that.

Thanks! these forums are a great help.

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