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Discussion in 'Domain Traffic / Keyword Research' started by foz, Dec 21, 2010.

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  1. foz

    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Just warning others not to take sales listed at DomainLore as "High Traffic" as factual. Bought a couple recently from there and its not looking good. Halving the number at sale end doesn't even come close. Of course I realise its buyer beware and that their would be no representation to the fact but it does create a false impression as a buyer.

    If you take a closer look at the counting mechanism you can easily add 50 views in seconds by pressing the F5 button repeatedly. The page doesn't have to wait to resolve to count the hit.
     
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    Not sure I understand what you are saying, isn't the number of visits just the number of page views for the auction and nothing to do with traffic on the domain? :confused:

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    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    When the auction page surpasses a certain number of "hits" it is marketed as a "high traffic" domain and a special icon appears.
     
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    I don't think the icon is due to the number of hits on the auction page, I think it's a separate thing related to the number of hits on the domain (which are counted in with the auction page hits), but I don't know what the level is it appears, for all we know it could be 20 uniques.

    Eg the Diamonds.org.uk auction had 1,900 page views at the end (1,400 of these in the last hour or so), but it wasn't marked high traffic as I guess it wasn't getting any type ins on the domain itself.
     
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    Will add. This only happens when a domain name resolves to DomainLore and to its corresponding auction page. Not all sellers change their name servers to ns1.domainlore.co.uk & ns2.domainlore.co.uk.
     
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    Shall we press F5 a lot and find out :D

    If the uniques were pulled from the namer servers and combined with the auction page views, ending up with domain getting 1 unique per day is not a "high traffic" domain.
     
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    Page views are shown and the time of the auction is known, so its possible to work that out.

    The F5 effect can be seen on any auction :)

    'Buyer beware' is for all , as 'high traffic' means different things to different people.
     
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    I seen this yesterday and posted about it before it ended... Just so buyers didn't think it was a huge type in name.

    http://www.acorndomains.co.uk/domain-name-auctions/80831-ueb-co-uk-ending-very-soon.html

    Not sure where they come from, I imagine Denys is pretty clued up on the security of his system though and if anyone was F5'ing on purpose he would have them removed from DL pretty quick.

    If he isn't aware of the possibility of people doing that, it might be worth dropping him an email so he can look into it.
     
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    INCORRECT. Sold a "high traffic" name, this refers to when the page views goes past 500. Name servers don't have anything to do with it.
     
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    Did you set-up a URL redirection to the auction page from the domain you were selling?
     
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    I don't think that's it tbh unless this is a very new thing, YorkshireDales.co.uk went way past 500 and was never flagged as a "High Traffic" domain.
     
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    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Whether people refresh or a great number of folk view the auction page, it would be helpful to clarify the intention of stating "high traffic" domain. Is it meaning the auction is popular in terms of viewers or does it mean that the domain itself receives "high traffic"? My interpretation so far was type-in traffic domain.

    If a domain is sold that has type-in traffic, it would be an advantage to know this (and accurately reported), as it would add value to the sale.

    Denys called me a Troll once, so I'm not speaking to him ;)
     
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    Not a URL redirection, however there was a link from the domain...
     
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    Sorry boss, my apologies, you're bang on.

    It's a new feature, & I just tested it :)
     
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