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    Greetings,

    Just wondering, for a while now..
    Lets say, I have a site, with 1000 uniques a day. Its a affiliate site, lets say uh, Amazon.

    How many of those 1000 are other webmasters, checking out rankings and stuf?
    Some people are reffered by very specific search terms. A bit too specific for the average Joe, I think.
    The last time I checked there where 900.000 affiliates, so you could have easily 10.000 visitors a day and they all be fellow affills/competitors.

    Please tell me I'm wrong?

    I'm doing it

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    Online 7 days a week for 5 years as an affiliate and maybe visited 20 affiliate sites during that time frame. No your visitors are not affiliates.

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    Sure I put in my search term and then click and see who else is selling the same product. You gotta know what the competition is doing.

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    I see this happening occasionally but there are more than enough sales where I know they aren't all webmasters.

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    Jane said "You gotta know what the competition is doing."

    Just so long as the affiliates don't click on other affiliates pay-per-click ads just to check out the competition.

    Not that anyone here would do that.

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    Hello ;-)

    I think it depends on the industry as well, people working highly competative areas will see more of this happening.

    Heck, I have seen refferals from:

    www2.google.com

    This was no doubt anohter webmaster checking out my site.

    This leads to another point .... when does checking out cross the line. I worked with a guy and helped him develope sales for a diet pill program. Turns out he took my domain name and add .org

    Even took my text, and keywords not to mention my template ;-(

    Turns out he is not even under me simply because of an error. This guy says he feels "wrong" about making the situation right and that his volume in a poster deal were in will make up for it!

    Sad but true.

    Brian

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    I would say that you are probably getting an occasional peek from the competition but it is probably a nominal amount of people compared to your overall traffic. I think, as Brian mentioned, more competitive markets will create more competitive people. Don't lose any sleep over it.

    Joe Flores
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    "All of your visitors are Belong to us"

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Heyder:
    "All of your visitors are Belong to us"<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> I wonder the same thing about Overture search frequency listings. We all tear around in a lathered up frenzy trying to get up a new page for a new decently searched keyphrase as reported by Overture search query tool when the query count is probably just all of us searching for the keywords

    <font face=verdana size=1 color=43639C>Know Google as you know yourself and you will live to fight many battles - Sun Tzu</font>

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    Oh, I dont lose any sleep over it
    (I never sleep )

    I was just wondering about it.

    I'm doing it

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    according to these replies, its about 1 a 2 in 10 visitors

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    I don't think there's anything to be concerned about. It's a small percentage. I've also wondered (when using WordTracker) how many searches were done by webmasters for a particular keyword or phrase and how many by customers. For example, when I began my Christmas site early last year there were sure a lot of searches for "Christmas clipart". Obviously most of these were webmasters building Christmas sites.

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