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onMouseMovement or something similar?

   
1:29 am on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I've been buying traffic from a PPC network, and I'm convinced that the majority of the traffic is a bot. Is there anyway to check that a mouse is actually being used on the page?

I thought of using a pagewide onmouseover to generate a clickthrough to an alternate landing page. (An exact replica of the main page, but would track as a visitor to a new page.) That would let me see exactly how many people were using a mouse on the page.

But is there something to make the page refresh/clickthrough to a new page after any mouse movement on the page? Rather than just if the mouse is already hovering somewhere on the page?
1:39 am on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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There is onmousemove which I think might fit the bill:

[developer.mozilla.org...]

If you use a library like Jquery, then there will often be built in mouse movement tracking functions.

Your other option with minimal implementation would be to look at one of the (many) services that record visitor mouse movement. You could set this just to record the visitors arriving from your suspicious campaign and literally see what they're up to.
2:13 am on Feb 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Your other option with minimal implementation would be to look at one of the (many) services that record visitor mouse movement.


I hadn't thought of looking up such companies. I tried a few "heatmap" companies, but they were all rubbish. Found a good looking mouse tracking firm with a free trial. Hopefully will catch them red-handed!
 

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