10 Tips for Making a Good chinese web bullying customers with data Even Better
blog Apr 15, 2022
Chinese web site operators are often criticized for being “too clever” to actually be able to keep up with the demands placed on them and for being so aggressive that they are often not willing to do a good job for fear of losing business.
While there’s probably no way to stop such attacks, you can at least do your best to reduce them. To do this, you can use your site’s ability to track traffic. Just like Google, many websites can track traffic by giving their visitors a “cookie,” which is an encrypted digital file that tracks activity over time, for a given website. The more visits a visitor makes to your site, the more cookies he/she has, which in turn, increases tracking effectiveness.
The site analytics are currently based on a cookie, which means they do track traffic. But that means they only include data from the first visit. What if you want to track for a longer period of time? Well then you would need to use data from multiple visits to your website. And that means that you would actually need to do something different than just use a cookie.
There’s another problem with online analytics, which is that they are easy to get wrong. An easy way to get a cookie is simply to go to a website and sign up for a cookie. If you are logged in, the site will send you a cookie to the same URL. So a visitor to your site can simply ask “Can I set cookies?” and you will be able to say “Yes, of course,” and your site will still track the traffic.
This is a problem because there is no way to know if your visitors are actually interested in what you are selling or not. That is, if the user asks for a cookie and you don’t provide one, then you are probably not selling anything to them. As long as you are tracking your visitors, that is a red flag and should be obvious to you.
The good news is that Google sees this all on your behalf. It might be helpful to ask if your site has any kind of data mining or “personalized recommendations” function built in or if any of your visitors have their browsing history or information that they have shared with your site. If they do, then you can use that information to make inferences about their preferences and interests.
This doesn’t mean that Google won’t use it against you, but it might help in the battle of the data. It could be that your site is just a really bad one and Google is using the data to determine if you should sell your product. It could also be that your users are not interested in what you have to say anyway.
You can also track users with cookies, which can lead to some interesting results. With the ability to track how many times a user browses a site, and what sorts of information they search for, you can really see how your users are using your site.
Tracking cookies do not mean that the user is actually using your site, only that the cookies are being sent to someone else and that they are doing something with their computer. To track the cookie’s path to another site, you have to know the IP address of the user, and you can find that by running a web-scraping program on the users browser.