April 8, 2019

Non authentic Indie Hackers traffic

Thomas Richards @tRichards


Of those who receive traffic from Indie Hackers, what's the quality?

We've received quite a bit of traffic attributed to Indie Hackers. But when viewing the recordings on Hotjar. It seems like bot traffic/non authentic. Aka scrolls to bottom looks for contact info and clicks on social media links.

For those who analyze their traffic, do you have the same experience? We have made some hypothesis.

1.) Only the bots allow Hotjar to run. So we don't record the authentic traffic

2.) Adblockers are blocking Analytics so we are missing taffic

3.) The bot traffic from crawling is way more than authentic overiding Hotjars samping

If you have constructive insight, tool advice or suggestions please comment

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