WEB Visitor volume spikes = bad?

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  1. Falconer

    Falconer OT Supporter

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    Two days ago someone posted a link to one of my sites on their craigslist posting. He was using something on my site as an example of what he wanted. Anyway, when I checked analytics, my traffic for that day was like 2,000% higher than usual. I was like "wtf?" and checked and saw it was all referred traffic from a CL posting.


    I've heard that massive traffic spikes are bad cuz google will think you're buying traffic from link farms to try and boost your ratings. Is that true? Or does google only care if the traffic comes from shady sites like linkfarmz.co.ru?

    I'm only white hat and I'm on page 2 of google and page 1 of Yahoo and I don't want to lose my ranking cuz some dude posted my site on CL and i get massive traffic spikes. Does google penalize for this kind of thing?
     
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  3. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    you get spikes in traffic from using reddit
     
  4. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    just worry about spikes if you're playing volleyball.

    ps, you're a fag if you're playing volleyball.
     
  5. DnA02

    DnA02 Hey, how YOU doin?! OT Supporter

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    what if its playing volleyball with a lot of hot girls in bikinis :naughty:
     
  6. hank85

    hank85 sudo shred /dev/sda -f -v -z --iterations=6

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    It won't affect your rankings negatively.

    It's just shit traffic and will burn through your bandwidth.
     
  7. Ricky

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    i love traffic spikes.

    like when someone throws it up on a decent blog or site adn you get those 100 or so concurrent users.

    Usually well for me, 40% end up coming back
     
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  9. Swerve

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    How does AdSense take this if all of a sudden you get a load of ad clicks?
     

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