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I'm fairly new to domain parking and domaining in general, but have managed to purchase 70 or so domain names. Among the first 20 or so names was a site/name that was eventually taken down by my parking affiliate <edit> for questionable traffic </edit>.
Now a couple of months later another domain, suddenly had a traffic spike.
My question is, how can this happen? Is there any chance at all that this could be legitimate traffic?
And second, should I email my parking affiliate to alert them to this issue?
Thanks for any advice :)
[edited by: Webwork at 5:30 am (utc) on Mar. 7, 2008]
[edit reason] Please read the Charter regarding "traffic comments" [/edit]
Sudden spikes can happen for legitimate reasons, such as a misquote in the mainstream media. FactCheck.com/.org was a classic example. It's the .Org but a government official made a statement indicating it was a .Com domain.
It would be wise to sound the alarm but chances are alarms are already sounding.
I am more worried about them thinking that I may have had some part in the questionable traffic, considering this is the second time for me. But hey, I'm innocent so I guess I shouldn't worry too much, and they did post the earning for the traffic and all of the clicks as well so, sweet, maybe it was just my lucky day :)