Originally Posted by Baselux
Traffic won't help your site to increase in SERP. And also fake traffic is useless better if you can get quality traffic
Consider this for a moment. Suppose there is a term that is searched for 1000 times per month. Most of the searchers click on the very first search result...but 99 percent of them immediately hit the back button. But lets say for the number 2 spot, only maybe 20% of the visitors who search for that term hit the back button immediately.
I think it makes alot of sense for google to track the bounce rates for various websites and factor it into their rankings. If people always bounce from a website, it makes sense that google should lower its rank.
If a website is giving signals that it is not relevant based on used behavior, that site is hurting the user experience and thus hurting google.
So if you have fake traffic that never hits the back button, always chooses your site over other sites...I imagine it could help your SERPs...but I would probably rather spend my time making cool gadgets that would get people to my site who can buy stuff
Bots are generally poor