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A few days go I saw my "Pageviews" jump to an all time high....

  • I did not add new content.
  • I did not change or meddle with the WordPress plugins or themes
  • I did not add edit or delete my site in Google Webmaster Tools

I am not complaining, just very curious why suddenly there's an increase?

See the attached picture:

Statpress Screenshot

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closed as too broad by dan Jan 28 '14 at 23:36

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Welcome to the site. Unfortunately, there's really not enough information here to be able to answer this specifically. You should consider adding Google Analytics so you can see where the traffic is coming from. – dan Jan 28 '14 at 23:36
Out of curiosity, what tool was that screenshot taken from? Thanks. – zigojacko Jan 29 '14 at 9:27

It could be one of many reasons:

  • A high volume referrer included links to your site
  • The pages contain content which has recently trended on social networks
  • The analytics tracking is messed up ;)

Which analytics tools are you using? If you can establish a spike in traffic from a particular source (organic search/Direct/Facebook) you will most probably get the answer to your question

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