I reported two extensions about 3 weeks ago and due to the fact, that they are still listed (and meanwhile in the top 5 of their respective categories) I assume, that faking traffic is allowed.
Moin Moin Andreas,
do you mean this guy:http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-and-feedback/greetings/18168
He crashed in to the popular ranking today of "Contacts and Feedback" and is ranked on 4th place after years of stagnation in this ranking.
If you view the details of the listing you will see:
Date Added: 30 September 2011
Rating: 3.67 out of 5.00 from 3 users.
Ok ... I have a big amount of newsletter subscribers.
When I publish a new extension I send a newsletter with the link of JED.
I guess, I never have had more than 2500 views at one day, even the newsletter.
And we are talking of many many many
Also ... after my newsletter action; the raise of views are ending some time after 14 days.
Than the views are getting "normal".
Depending on the category where there are listed they are getting very low sometimes.
THIS IS A LONG TIME EXPERIENCE!
Today this mentioned extension is 100 days in JED.
Means it has an average view of 4469 views each day!
Even if I would send a newsletter every day in combination with an upgrade; I'd never reach 4469 views constantly per day.
And if I my extension would be sooooooo popular; I'd never have an average rating of 3.67 which means this is crap.
This is burried in the nature of popular extensions.
An extensions which is so popular would never have a lower rating than 4 and the most ridiculous thing
IT WOULD CERTAINLY HAVE MORE THAN 3 REVIEWS!This is 100% artificial!
Just check the other extensions of this dev and you will see similar inconsistencies.
Is this the guy you have reported???
Google says: Don't be evil!
Just imagine: Darth Vader used to be once Anakin Skywalker!http://www.mooj.org