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No Longer A "dofollow" Site

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by digitalpoint, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. indyonline

    indyonline Prominent Member

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    #201
    If you read Shawns previous post he says where most of the traffic comes from and I think he would know.

    SEMrush
     
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  2. indyonline

    indyonline Prominent Member

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    #202
    Yes they will be dofollow in your sig.
    You went premium because of this, I stopped because of this....
     
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  3. BRUm

    BRUm Well-Known Member

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    #203
    Mightee:

    Debate all you want but my statement of Shawn's account still stands.
     
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  4. Mightee

    Mightee Active Member

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    #204
    and i would like to see a screenshot, before believing in anything!
    yeah may be he is right! but i need proof :p
     
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  5. indyonline

    indyonline Prominent Member

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    #205
    Why do you need proof? proof of where the traffic for this site comes from? Why do you care?
     
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  6. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #206
    I'm fairly certain that my data is more accurate than yours. Google Analytics for the last year, sorted by top countries...

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    Yes, there IS a lot of traffic from India, but it's certainly not the most... and not anywhere REMOTELY close to the most valuable. Now that you can see traffic "value" in Google Analytics broken down by country... India is ranked 120th in the list of countries as far as monetary value, Sri Lanka is 106th, Romania is 148th, Pakistan is 130th. Blocking those countries would have very little impact as far as ad revenue and would certainly help with the spam/pointless posts. But that's not something we are going to do... just saying it wouldn't have a terrible effect if we did it.

    BTW - spammers are FAR more than 1% of the total user base from those countries.


    Well, until you have access to REAL stats, I'd have to say my source is better than yours. :)

    See screenshot in this post. You can also see the popularity of countries (the darker, the more popular), on this page (on bottom):
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/advertising.php
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 16, 2011 IP
  7. indyonline

    indyonline Prominent Member

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    #207
    lol



    Is that proof enough for you Mightee?
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    Agreed.
     
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  8. Laceygirl

    Laceygirl Notable Member

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    #208
    35M visitors.......Wow
    "That's a lot of Bacon" - Al Bundy
     
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  9. Mightee

    Mightee Active Member

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    #209
    yeah right! :D
    i just wanted to see to believe what you said earlier!

    yep! :D
     
    Mightee, Jul 16, 2011 IP
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  10. DomainMagnate

    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    #210
    I think Mightee still needs more proof, Shawn, lets see your adsense stats :D
     
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  11. TheMissingLink007

    TheMissingLink007 Peon

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    #211
    wow figured the bounce would be lower though and more pageviews for that many people. because this is a sweet site with lots of info for people.
     
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  12. Mightee

    Mightee Active Member

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    Naaa!! :p
    that will make me feel "embarrassed" :D

     
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  13. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #213
    Bounce rate is high because 76% of all traffic comes from search engines. So people tend to find the answer to whatever they are looking for on the first page they come to (since it was from a search).
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 16, 2011 IP
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    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    #214
    I know it's a long shot and he wouldn't post it, but worth a try :p

    Btw, curious how the forum got affected by the pandas. I'm seeing a drop in alexa from panda 2, seems about right? Nofollows should help a bit
     
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    EvcRo Notable Member

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    #215
    Blocking those 5 countries would be the worst mistake a forum owner (especially the 1st forum in this business) could make. What will happen next : new forums will appear (you underestimate the cash value that those country users run), favorite hacking target and ddos atacks, very bad publicity, increase use of proxies, more traffic/activity for competing forums and a lot more. I can't think of a better way to shoot yourself in the foot :D

    P.S I'm from Romania but the % of my income directly related to this forum is less than 5% so personally i'm not to frightened about this possible measure.
     
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    Mightee Active Member

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    #216
    that's probably because of "no longer do-follow" thingy, not the panda effect!
     
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    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    Nah that was in the middle of April, right when panda2 rolled out. That's right DP got pandalized.. a little :p
     
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  18. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #218
    We had 1.2% more search engine traffic the month after panda vs. the month before.
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 16, 2011 IP
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    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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  20. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #220
    Doubtful... 12% increase in any month would be insane.

    I don't think Panda did anything to us to be honest. We don't auto-generate content, regurgitate duplicate content or anything like that... 14 year old domain that has ~11M natural links that people linked to stuff on their own, etc...

    Plus, there actually is a ton of useful info on the site... I've ended up on my own site hundreds of times when searching for random things in Google.
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 16, 2011 IP