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Russian Web Traffic and Social Media Slap On The Way

Recently the Russian media Roskomnadzor contacted Google, Facebook and Russian Web Traffic ControlTwitter, alerting them of the possibility of future censorship and potential outright banning of their services if they don’t work with the Russian government regarding Russian censorship and internet laws.

Roskomnadzor dislikes the encryption of the social media sites and their lack of willingness to share user data, the potential loss to the social media giants could be close to 35 million and growing Internet users in the country.

Russian web traffic, social media, and blogger laws force anyone with over 3,000 readers per day to have their identity verified by a government registration process. Failure to comply with these rules often result in a complete shut down of the suspected site/blog.

This law was enacted a few years ago due to a series of protests against the Russian government. Bloggers online were identified as playing a key role in the organization of protests, by informing people where and when to meet in order to speak out against censorship.

The Russian government also blocks websites that speak out against its government. Google, Facebook and Twitter all incorporate encryption technology that allows the people to speak without censorship making viewpoints impossible to remove, alter, or control.

Currently the Kremlin polices the Internet, while investing more and resources into making sure it can control all aspects of what it’s people see and say, this is of serious concern because they are also creating government-built servers for internet companies. Any company that hires engineers inside of Russia would have to use these servers for the Russian population, which would make monitoring and control easier.

What are your viewpoints on government control of web traffic and internet control? (Leave a comment below & share this on social media)

~The Web Traffic Reporter


Website Traffic Hacker Captured In Spain

Have You been a victim of a Website Traffic Hacker?

Website Traffic Hacker     A 35 year old man from Sweden, was just captured and arrested in Barcelona, Spain.  The man was known online as “SK” and is reported to be a representative of the company Cyberbunker.

Cyberbunker has been reported to be the culprits of numerous denial of service attacks that were recently aimed and millions of blogs and websites throughout the world that halted website traffic flow all over the world.

I reported on the recent attack on WordPress Security world wide over at the Seo Traffic Expert, see that report –> HERE

The Spanish Interior Minister along with Dutch, German, British and US police forces say that the culprit was launching attacks from a mobile van that was outfitted with various types of antennae and tech. equipment that allowed him to attack various computing networks.

The primary motivation of the website traffic attacks against internet e-mail and watchdog company “Spamhaus”, based in London and Geneva.  The attacks were launched as protest for censure.  Cyberbunker claims that Spamhaus has no right to decide what does and does not go on the internet.

Online security, blog security and the value of website traffic are all critical issues that I will continue to report on.  Were you a victim of the recent hacking and cyber attacks?  If you were, I want to hear about it – leave your comments below,

Mark Edward Brown
“The Web Traffic Reporter”

Web Traffic in the U.S. Fast, but not like South Korea’s

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Web Traffic in the U.S. is Fast, but not like South Korea’s.  The web traffic in South Korea is fast.  I can attest to this fact because for 2 years from 2009 – 2011 I lived there.  Don Reisinger just reported on Akamai’s State of the Internet report.  This report revealed the average connection speed in South Korea is about 16Mbps.  In the U.S., it’s 5.8Mbps.   I found this content and curated it via

I am curious to know what is the internet and website speed where you are at?  Do you pay for dial-up, cable, broadband, or satellite access to the internet?  Leave me a comment and let me know.

SEO and Social are Top Web Traffic Drivers for India

India's National Flag     Last month website traffic stats were released indicating that search engines are still drive the #1 source of website traffic in India with social traffic coming in 2nd and on the rise.  The marketing research firm, Experian reported that search engine traffic in India is now at around 17% of traffic to websites and social networks next at 14%.

Business and financial sites had the 3rd most traffic with 29%, airlines were 2nd with 32% and the #1 sector that recieved the most web traffic was the automotive industry.

Social web traffic netted 6% of the activity relating to business sites, with 4% coming in next for aviation related sites.  Experian also found the products receiving the highest volume of searches were mobile phones, laptops, cameras, entertainment related searches, footwear, watches and apparel.

In the social media space, Experian reports that Facebook received 52% of all searches which is an increase up from 27% last year.  YouTube, was the second most popular site, claiming 20% of visits, which is up 17% from last year as well.

From the Web Traffic News Desk,

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown

Web Traffic Rules Proposed by China

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Last week, China called on the United Nations to develop a comprehensive set of web traffic rules for the internet.  Chinese government officials claim that the United Nations is best suited for the task due to it’s role in global and geo-political affairs.

The Chinese ambassador for disarmament affairs, addressed the UN General Assembly on information and cyberspace security.  The Chinese voice their concern that the internet is now ingrained in virtually all aspects of our society and has serious concerns that there are no comprehensive website traffic rules.

The ambassador voiced his concerns about web traffic related incidents where malicious damage has occured and stressed his countries plea for international rules and guidelines that govern cyber security of various countries.

Last month, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan submitted to the UN General Assembly an “International Code of Conduct for Information Security” that pushes for the implimentation of an open and transparent process for developing, within the framework of the United Nations, international norms and rules for information and cybersecurity.

The Chinese want all UN member states to join in responsible and constructive initiatives to control and govern web traffic flow in cyber space.  Claiming that the internet connects all people more closely within seconds of each other, they are seeking to build peaceful, secure, and equitable cyber security.

The Chinese ambassador called on the international community to work together to make cyber technology better in order to serve world peace and the “well-being” of mankind.

How do you feel about the United Nations governoring your online abilities?  Leave me a comment and let me know,

Mark “The WebTrafficReporter” Brown

How to Drive Website Traffic that You Can Digg

Digg Image     Digg has introduced some new features lately that allow you to leverage the site to move more web traffic to your content.

For example, the “Newsroom” feature which further categorizes content along with big business brands and local news for your area improves the functionality of the site and adds a more user friendly feel to it.

Three options to either vote on an article with a “thumbs up, thumbs down, or bury the article” increases interactivity and with the count added to the social media side of experience really proves the level of interaction on a particular submission.

Speaking of submissions, it’s now also easier to submit content to Digg because you can either submit to a topic or a newsroom, the key is though that you have to be “following” a newsroom for the submit option to appear.

To get more website traffic to your content follow these 3 steps:

1. Submit your article to Digg and ensure the proper Newsroom topic relates to the content that you are submitting (this improves post visibility).  Use a good image for a thumbnail which will enhance click-through rates.

2. Add the Digg button to your site, blog, and/or web pages. Encourage your website visitors to “Digg” your content by clicking on the Digg button.

*Note: the Digg Digg, LinksAlpha and Sexy Bookmarks plugins/widgets for wordpress work well and are what I am most familiar with there is also a Shareaholic browser plug-in for various browsers.

3. Be social, for all of the Newsroom topics that you decide to follow keep track of who votes to Digg or bury your articles/posts/content.  You can also monitor the leaderboards the most active users. Connect with and enage with the people who “Digg” your content, this way when you have new content to post your can notify them and they can notify you.

Keep in mind that Digg awards users that actually read an article before they Digg it so pay attention and by using the information provided above you will be Digging the web traffic that will be coming your way in no time.

What has your success with Digg been, leave me a comment and let me know?

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown