Iframe Traffic — what is iframe traffic?
I have been reading alot about people selling iframe traffics in a famous webmaster forum lately. Because i am considering myself as newbie to webmaster stuff, i did not know what it is.
Iframe traffic is a traffic to your website (we use your website as an example) because your website or blog’s page is embedded in one website that hold this iframe code.
Usually the website that has your site’s page in iframe form, has high traffics or they are companies that run iframe traffic buying and selling business.
This traffic method is often called “junk traffic”, and the clicks which are generated often called, “click fraud”.
What is iframe traffic code?
The html code will look like this, more and less:
<iframe src="http://domain.com.page.html" width=1 height=1 style="visibility:hidden;">
Example of iframe traffic:
What is iframe traffic used for?
People out there can be really crazy LOL. I mean if someone wants to sell a website or blog, they can use this method a few months before they sell it.
They do it because they want to show the potential buyer how many traffic this website has. So be careful if you want to buy a website, check the traffic source, etc.
Another reason, many people use iframe traffic to boost Alexa ranking, which we all know Alexa rank is important if you want to sell advertisement space in your site.
The downside, using this kind of method is considered “blackhat” SEO, (i am not sure if it is allowed by Google adsense, but i guess it is against their TOS). It is important to remember, iframe can have an iframe malware. Because of these reasons, i certainly do not recommend iframe traffic method to anyone.