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Bloated Plays/Botting

  • 18 November 2017
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Hello,
Recently I started getting a very large amount of plays on a track that was fairly dormant (over 200 in a day on a track that was previously getting about 15 a day). I'm concerned that these plays may be from a bot, as a Google search does not reveal any new instances of the track being featured on promotional outlets (the last one being from about 3 weeks ago and the traffic from that has long since died out).
This is the track: https://soundcloud.com/igniterec/larson-anguish
Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Userlevel 6
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The toneden link for a "Free Download" might have something to do with it. They give you plays without the person clicking the link actually listening to it.
My Toneden statistics do not mirror that, so that's highly improbable.
Userlevel 7
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Hi there,

Please see here for more info about reporting fake activity to our Trust & Safety team. https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003447147-Reporting-fake-activity

Best
Mathis

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