Anyone else getting traffic from this site??

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  1. L.M. Hosler profile image96
    L.M. Hoslerposted 5 months ago

    Is anyone else getting traffic from this site?

    nativeapp.toutiao.com

    I am getting traffic from it but I am not sure what the site is or if it's a new search engine of some kind. I do know it has something to do with a Chinese application. So I am wondering if this is a good or bad thing.

    1. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      It's what they call a spam referral. Sites like that link to legitimate sites to attract attention.

      I suggest staying away from it in case the site has malware or viruses.

      If you use Google Analytics, I also suggest using the filter function to get rid of them from your reports. Otherwise, they can distort the numbers.

      1. L.M. Hosler profile image96
        L.M. Hoslerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the warning. That is what I was wondering. Is it a bad thing that we are getting traffic from them?

        1. promisem profile image97
          promisemposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          Spam referrals don't offer any value with readership or ad revenue.

          They are bad if they send a lot of traffic over and over again because they corrupt your analytic reports. They are especially bad if you go to their sites out of curiosity, your anti-virus software isn't up to date and you get hit with malware or viruses.

          1. L.M. Hosler profile image96
            L.M. Hoslerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            Ok thanks. I was also wondering if they can get your personal information off of other sites that most of us have connected to this site like Facebook, Linkin. I read that they have something to do with data mining. I am not tech savy with this stuff.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 months ago

    Yep. I also have no clue at all what that is.

    1. L.M. Hosler profile image96
      L.M. Hoslerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering me. Let me know if you figure out what it is. It sees to be connected to this site https://www.bytedance.com/ which I see in my stats.

      1. L.M. Hosler profile image96
        L.M. Hoslerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        https://www.linkedin.com/company/bytedance/ This is Bytedance on linkedin so I guess they must be a legit company of some sort.

  3. psycheskinner profile image85
    psycheskinnerposted 5 months ago

    They only thing they can do is get you to click and share their link.  That is all they want.  I suggest deleting the post where you linked to them.

    1. L.M. Hosler profile image96
      L.M. Hoslerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I never linked anything to them that I know of. They may have picked up a link from some other social site where I shared the articles. But it doesn't sound like it is anything to worry about.

      1. psycheskinner profile image85
        psycheskinnerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        You posted a link to them right here in this thread.

        1. L.M. Hosler profile image96
          L.M. Hoslerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          Oh I misunderstood. I thought you meant a link to one of my articles. Thanks for clearing that up

 
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