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Can Web Stat Numbers be Trusted?

by Mike Levin SEO & Datamaster, 05/09/2007

Dotnaught writes “A new study by spyware researcher Ben Edelman finds that spyware-driven traffic inflation is common, particularly at video sites. The study identifies Bolt.com, GrindTV.com, Broadcaster.com, Away.com, RooTV.com, and Diet.com as the beneficiaries of spyware-driven traffic. ‘Our measurement systems are inaccurate for the amount of trust we’d like to put into them,’ Edelman said. ‘So that’s the puzzle: How do you build an advertising economy when the number can’t be trusted?’”
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