Categories: S, SEO Glossary

Siphoning refers to the practice of diverting or ‘poaching’ web traffic from one website to another, usually without the consent of the original site owner. This can be achieved through various unethical methods, including the use of spyware or other deceptive techniques that mislead users into visiting a different website than the one they intended to. Siphoning can negatively impact the traffic and credibility of the targeted website, while artificially inflating the visitor numbers of the siphoning site.