Web-Rigging: PRU Official Site Loses Listing for False Traffic
Bigmir)net, which rates Ukrainian content sites, on Monday removed the official site of the Party of Regions from its listing. Asked about the cause, sources at Bigmir)net stated that the site’s behavior violated their traffic reporting policy, Ukrayinska Pravda informs.
According to Bigmir)net, they intercepted an attempt to raise the PRU site’s rating by using a third-party traffic-boosting technique that jacks up the site counter.
Obozrevatel quotes a UNIAN report in which Bigmir)net claims that 58 percent of the site visits could be traced to a “click club.”
Obviously, Ukraine’s No. 1 rating portal has its own reputation to protect, which explains such bold action. As for the PRU, some habits die hard even in the Information Age, don’t they?