wheel - 4:34 pm on Jun 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
what makes you think that there isn't software out there that will rotate through proxy servers and spoof user behavior?
They're called botnets and they're available for rent right now.
Of course that's illegal. To do it legally you'd have to hire thousands of people on individual computers to take some action related to your website.
Not hard to do. Have a windows program that calls home for instructions. The instructions tell the program to send out http requests behind the scenes, i.e. query Google for a search term. Scan the page for a specific result. query that page with an http request so now Google sees that a visitor landed on the page. etc.
Sell it to college students for a once a month $50 gift certificate to their local pub. All they have to do is run a program 24.7 that does little more than hit some websites in the background. There you go, instant legal botnet you can sell to SEO companies. It'll be the new face of paid blogging :).
Meet the new firefox plugin that mimics visitor behavior - mozmimic.