A measure of how much information is transmitted to and from a website. Traffic can be measured in many ways, such as how many people visit your site or how many times your site has been loaded (page views).

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How to block baidu spiders

Most of my visits are from baidu spiders. I don't think it helps search engines at all so I'm thinking of how to block them. Could this be done via iptables? I'm using nginx as my webserver.
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Is it possible to regain a site's traffic after losing some to a transfer / merge?

After merging two sites to a third, using proper 301 redirects and transferring the domains in Google webmaster tools, overall traffic dropped by ~50%. One of the original sites was getting a plenty ...
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can we predict website traffic?

Can we predict website site traffic ? For Example, I am writing blog about web development. I like to find out how many web developers are in the world. How many of them working on related to my hot ...
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Google Analytics Audience Geo view: Can I have map that labels places with no sessions like those with sessions?

Looking at audience-geo-location I can view a map of the world by nation. I can mouse over the shaded nations from which 'sessions' arose to obtain a count and the name of the nation. However, for the ...
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How to know the request handling capacity of my website?

I want to find out how much traffic my website can handle. Like for example, 1000 simultaneous requests per second, or 1 lakh visitors online. My website is newly started, and it is on shared ...
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How can I block traffic from this referrer?

I'm getting a lot of spam referral traffic from semalt.semalt.com/referral on my website. I took a look at the link and there’s very little information about this. The number of website visits is ...
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Website traffic suddenly down, banned by google after adding around 700 products [closed]

I have a ecommerce website, phone accesories retail. In the first three months the google traffic risend natural and good up to 200 visitors per day (google search). At the begging of june, in a ...
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How do websites like trafficestimate.com and digsitesvalue estimate web traffic

I hope this is the right place to post this, sorry if it is not. I am just so curious as to how they work or where they get their data. trafficestimate.com basically estimates how much traffic a site ...
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What are Mozilla compatible Agents in Google Analytics?

When I create a pivot table showing the number of visits for each type of browsers and regions, here is what I obtain: As you can see, regions such as Northen America the number of visits ...
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Track traffic from Social Media in Google Analytics while using a URL shortening service

A company that does social media management for us (creates content, posts updates etc) uses a URL shortening service so they can give statistics in their dashboard about traffic from SM. They add a ...
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Web Analytic web site [closed]

I am a student at e-commerce major.I want to analysis my project competitor site for business plan.I need to know number of visitor per day or month but I can't find this analytic. I used Alexa but it ...
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How to get new site indexed and ranked by Alexa?

When I search my site on Alexa, it says "Alexa Traffic Rank: No Data". I've read that to get a site indexed, you have to click "crawl my site" on the webmasters page. However there is no longer a ...
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Data sources for Alexa and Compete rankings

How do Alexa and Compete get their data? which one is better?
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Use traffic from previous domain owner

I have a domain which previously belonged to someone hosting a forum on it. Can I use that traffic to give my domain a boost, by taking the 404 traffic and 301 redirecting it to an existing page of ...
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Where is this traffic coming from, and how can I block it in Google Analytics?

We're seeing Google Analytics report a huge amount of hits and large drop rate on some of our pages, but investigating this further reveals more questions than answers. For instance, one page is ...
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anonymous.google as a site name placement in Google AdWords?

We started a campaign on Google AdWord's content network. Using Value Track, they let you use {placement} in your ad URL so that the name of the site where your ad appears is passed as a URL ...
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Does paid traffic improve SEO? [duplicate]

In Fiverr there is a complete subcategory to "Get Traffic". Some of the descriptions in the category claim that "these traffic will boost your ranking or your biz". Is it true? How new traffic could ...
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Is there a way to activate Adsense based upon location?

I have a cloth store that only works in my country, but It receives some traffic from other countries as well, those other countries are not useful at all, so I was thinking if there is a way to ...
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Is it possible to get information about competitor traffic?

Is there a possibility to get competitor website traffic info?
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If I have a page that gets a lot of StumbleUpon traffic, will that traffic fall if I move it?

Say I have a page that gets a lot of traffic via StumbleUpon. It's an ancient page, and I might want to move it to another site as part reorganizing my old site. I intend to keep the content ...
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IPv6 traffic peaks every 2 hours at same value

I am building a website and there are no users yet. Odd thing is, every 2 hours I see a peak in IPv6 traffic: I am concerned someone is polling my server for nefarious reasons. Am I right to be ...
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Website traffic suddenly dropped by 90% [closed]

Our yellowpages website lokaterr.com was getting good traffic,but suddenly traffic got reduced to 90% since may 3rd. There are no warnings or errors in Google Webmaster tools. Please help me out how ...
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How can I increase the traffic to my site?

I don't want to do link exchanges or anything shady. I just want some legitimate ways that I can direct a little bit more traffic to my site. How do I do that?
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Will moving to Facebook/Disqus Commenting lighten the load on my server any?

I manage a site that gets about 50 million hits a month. It's a Wordpress site, load balanced over 6 servers, and has a varnish caching system setup. Right now, 95 - 97% of the time, page views hit ...
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Hide website data for Chrome and FF addons: IP Whois & Flags Chrome & Norton

I've got this addon and want to hide the information they publish for our website. They show Popularity, IP address info, nameservers, etc. Plus the traffic levels they report, 'popularity' reflects ...
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Site hosted in DREAMHOST, planning to add additional servers or 3rd party webhost to handle huge traffic

Our company site is hosted from a VPS server in Dreamhost. The site is created in Drupal and loaded with a number of Drupal modules. It has a huge page views and unique visitors , although it is ...
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Google analytics showing weird /browse.php accessed pages

In Google Analytics, I'm seeing access to pages that don't exist with weird query params: Screenshot: I don't even have a browse.php page. What can this be?
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How do I forward my domain's traffic to my WordPress.com hosted blog

I own a domain e.g. myname.com but host my blog with wordpress.com e.g. myname.wordpress.com. Can I forward the traffic visiting my domain name to my wordpress.com blog so that when my friends look ...
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Site blocked by content filter

I run a large and high trafficked WordPress powered platform. One of my editors informed me that our site is blocked at his workspace as a "games site". They use WebCat to filter the traffic. The ...
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What could cause a drop in direct traffic (all other sources remain constant)?

One of my sites has shown a significant drop in direct traffic. Organic and Referral traffic remain relatively constant. The only possible contributing factor I can think of is a recent DNS change ...
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Sudden spike in pageviews in a WordPress site [closed]

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 ...
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View traffic source on Google Analytics?

I noticed there was a sudden spike in traffic in my Google Analytics. Is there a way to possibly identify where the traffic was from? It only happened on a specific date though.
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What is good traffic for a domain of a non-existing website? [duplicate]

For existing websites, there are already very good answers here. This question is about the ability to measure the "strength" of a domain prior to the actual site being published. I have several ...
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Suitable ad service / Ad-revenue model for my one-time use high traffic website? [duplicate]

I'm about to launch a website to which I expect a high number of visitors and lots of traffic. However, this traffic will only last for a few days once the joke has been passed around enough (in the ...
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Is it possible to dynamically display a page according to long tail Google search?

Let assume that someone types a long-tail keyword, how would you dynamically generate a page based on those keywords? Example: summer light pink florescent lights would generate a page with those ...
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Adsense - is it worth setting up?

How much traffic is necessary for adsense to make sense?
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How do large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs?

I'm wondering how large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs. A write to the disk on every request seems a little bit uneconomical, but is Google Analytics that reliable to use it as your ...
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Does text ad exchange or traffic exchange or auto surf websites good for google ranking? [duplicate]

Okie i am not a seo i am a programmer and just launched a website for which i am really passionate and i don't wanna hire a seo for my website or promote it because i do not have the budget so i am ...
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Website traffic referral from cfauth.com

Google Analytics is reporting several referrals from a site called cfauth.com. I can't seem to find any information on this site other than it's connection to a security firm. It's definitively not a ...
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Will traffic exchange programs work in pay per impression ad campaigns?

I'm having a technology blog with nearly 3000 visitors a day (1000 - 1300 unique visitors). I'm generating visitors through traffic exchange programs like hitleap.com, addmefast.com. Now I'm ...
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Implemented wrong 301 redirect and now traffic is decreasing

Last week we migrated our legacy site to a new site created via WordPress. I implemented all 301 redirects, but a lot of them were done improperly by my developer. As such, a lot of pages were ...
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How do I get the word out about my site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I increase the traffic to my site? This has plagued me for a long time now. I just can't seem to grasp internet marketing very well. I recently started a website ...
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My virtual server is created but it's not showing anything when I visit the site?

I have created a virtual sever as below for my site: I've specified the folder and domain name: And I created a master zone for the domain, and NS1 and NS2 has been set for the domain. everything ...
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What naughty ways are there of driving traffic? [closed]

OK, so this is purely for my intellectual curiosity and I'm not interested in illegal methods (no botnets please). But say, for instance, that some organisation incentivised link sharing in a bid to ...
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When I update the site, the traffic goes down

Has it happened to you, you update the site create a whole new pages with a new better design the traffic goes down immediately? What could the reason be? Could it be because significant traffic is ...
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How does Google know how much traffic a website gets?

They obviously know how much traffic they send to it. But how do they know of the rest of the traffic to it? Is it only if it has Google Analytics installed, or do they get their information in some ...
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Lost traffic from Google because of meta-tag adding

I have a site aroundnails.com. It has English version on subdomain en.aroundnails.com. Reading about language related meta-tags for Google, I have placed such a meta tag on the main page of main ...
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Referral traffic not appearing properly in Google Analytics

We have a partnership arrangement with another site where we pay them for users sent to us. However, they claim our referral numbers for them are lower than theirs by 50%. They are tracking clicks in ...
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Is there any way to discover the traffic of a site I don't control?

Given the following: The website does not call any external images or scripts, all the content is hosted on a server that is in our control. The website does not contain the meta tag, nor does it ...
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Search ranking for important keywords has gone down drastically [duplicate]

Firstly, we are a small entrepreneurial team of 3 persons and I am more like an amateur webmaster of the company's website as we cannot really afford a technical guy/department right now. A few ...