Archive for the Web Traffic Quality Category






Securely Logging & Tracing HTTP Requests in Go

Securely Logging & Tracing HTTP Requests in Go

I was recently debugging a nasty issue in one of our backend services and needed to view the exact HTTP request & response being sent to an authentication server. Fortunately, Go’s standard library provides..

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In MarketingLand: Zvelo complements its free bot detection with first page-level breakdown (CPT)

In MarketingLand: Zvelo complements its free bot detection with first page-level breakdown (CPT)

*****The following article, by Barry Levine, appears as an online article in the Analytics & Conversation section on MarketingLand’s web site and was originally published on May 3, 2017. Barry Levine interviewed zvelo regarding its release of the Comprehensive Page-level Traffic (CPT) dataset. Zvelo complements its free bot detection with first page-level breakdown The Denver-based anti-malware firm launches its Comprehensive Page-level Traffic service. In January, categorization and anti-malware firm Zvelo launched a free bot detection service […]

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An experiment in buying Internet traffic – video

An Experiment in Buying Internet Traffic zvelo Chief Security Scientist, Mark Ryan Talabis, wanted to see if he could buy Internet traffic and if so, would the traffic actually be human generated or would it be driven by bots or of low quality. He performed an experiment by setting up a honeypot site (essentially a traffic trap), buying inbound traffic from 10 different providers and examining the inbound traffic. What he learned may or may […]

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An Experiment: Adventures in Buying Internet Traffic

An Experiment:  Adventures in Buying Internet Traffic On April 22nd, 2015, zvelo Chief Security Scientist, Mark Ryan Talabis presented a five minute video on buying low cost Internet traffic to replicate ad fraud.  First he set up a honeypot site; then he shopped some blackhat traffic vendors and tested 10 providers in his experiment.  He found that the lowest cost traffic was driven mostly by bots; the slightly higher priced traffic was driven by pop-unders, […]

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