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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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 ...
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Strange domains as a blog's traffic sources

Watching my Blogspot analytics i saw several strange-looking domains, like bd053ac3.any.gs and others. So trying to identify them i got the following: bd053ac3.any.gs - shows "Link not found" page ...
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Does Google know how often a search result is clicked, and is it worth the effort to craft the webpage so you get those initial clicks?

Does Google have any notion of how often a result is clicked for a particular search term? If so how? None of the links I see on the page seem to pass through a redirect on Google's servers first. ...
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How should I add further servers to support potential increases in traffic to my website? [closed]

New here but I post on StackOverflow pretty often. The scenario: I am a paying customer of linode. On that account I have one 2GB server which hosts a web application. This single server currently ...
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Google Analytics Day/Week reports not matching - SUM(DAYS) != WEEK

I'm having a hard time understanding non matching data in Google Analytics. When I view unique visitors, and press the PER DAY resolution, I get a pretty steady picture: Although, if I click the PER ...
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Is it possible to count the number of hits or loads of a webpage without anything fancy?

I know very little, but I do know that I have some server space given by my University with a file called public_html which anyone can load html and other files from. So is there a simple way to add ...
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Website traffic - with no money (backlinks, spam, likes, tweets) [closed]

I read a lot of things around the web. I saw people selling 4K backlinks and social real users tweets, likes, sharing links on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.. Now, assuming you have opened a ...
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Why was my small site penalized in Google?

My website has never received a ton of traffic, but it was building up nicely until recently when it started to drop. Google webmaster tools says its dropped about 33% for some of my top keywords. The ...
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Traffic services: useful or a waste of time? [closed]

I found some services which offer to buy traffic. buysitetraffic.com revisitors.com perfectraffic.com Has anyone works with them? Or maybe You have own experience with another services? Is this ...
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Is it possible to use Google Analytics to track file downloads?

It's always bothered me that Google Analytics (and similar embedded web traffic monitoring services) can only see a reflection of the traffic going to my server and can only see page visits since it ...
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How to get less visits to my website?

I've read that a huge percentage of traffic comes from bots - legit bots like search engine spiders and illegitimate bots like spammers and ones looking for vulnerabilities. I'm about to launch my ...
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How to block referral traffic without .htaccess?

I'm getting a lot of spam referral traffic on blogger, I searched for a way to block this traffic but I need to edit the .htaccess file which I don't have access to on blogger. Are there any other ...
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Strange Google Analytics result when new site launched

I have a web site which is mainly contains a few pages, and now we revamp-ed a new site which contains several hundred pages. We have Strange Google Analytics result, as follow: Before: Traffic ...
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Sudden “organic” traffic growing after AdWords campaign starting

The situation: My site had no organic traffic from Google. It has some referral traffic. After I have launched adwords, my "organic" traffic increased, but not "paid" and no money has been spent in ...
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Is 322 gigabytes traffic for Partial contents normal?

We have a small community for our university students. There we provide some tutorials and other stuff that may help students to accomplish their task better. The catch is I think our traffic is ...
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Should my blog be directly on my website?

I have my newly launched website at www.slicify.com (redirects to a secure subdomain). I currently have a separate blog on WordPress: slicify.wordpress.com for a couple of reasons: I don't really ...
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Filtering European traffic in Google Analytics

I'd like to filter incoming information, with one profile containing U.S. traffic and another E.U. traffic. U.S. was easy enough... Custom Filter Include Filter Field: Country Filter Pattern: ...
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A lot of “(direct) / (none)” traffic in Google Analytics

my web site has a lot of "(direct) / (none)" traffic (over 50%) in Google Analytics, but under the "Audience", 100% are new visitors, why is that? I am quite sure most of the Audience should be new ...
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How can I see who is connecting to my websites on my server and possibly their IPs ?

1) How can I know how many people is connected to the server in a specific moment (or previous hours of the day). (Even in real-time) 2) How can I know which one of the websites on my server they are ...
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Traffic vs. click-through rate?

In theory, shouldn't CTR and organic traffic be closely (if not almost exactly) correlated?
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How much of the world's website traffic is attacks?

Does anyone have any statistics on how much of the total of the world's website traffic is malicious? Every day I am amazed by the number of requests for .dll and similar things which don't appear ...
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What is a lot of traffic?

I'd like to ask "What exactly is considered a lot of traffic for a website?" What's the minimum someone could say - after stating their website receives a lot of traffic - as to not be laughed at? ...
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hosting images on image hosting websites [duplicate]

my website traffic has increased a lot and now in some cases has difficulties handling these users specially on busy hours. I want save some of the images on the website on image hostings so that they ...
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Where do I find traffic sources for same-domain traffic?

I have two different Google Analytics accounts set up. One that is used everywhere on example.com, and another that is used only within the example.com/blog path. I'm trying to figure out where ...
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PrestaShop preformence with 100.000 + products

I am i the process of finding a replacement for an old web-shop (Compumail.dk), we are looking at a lot of possibility's and one of them is PrestaShop. The site has in the area of 100.000 products, ...
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Should I Choose Hosting Location From Traffic Source Location?

I am running my blog site on godaddy shared hosting, at US. But my site's top visitors percentage are as follows: India - 25% USA - 15% UK - 4% Now as major are from india, should I choose a ...
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How do you prove your traffic to potential advertisers?

Potential advertisers always ask me how much traffic my website has, the number of unique visitors, etc. I have all these stats but I would like more transparency (otherwise how do they know I haven't ...
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How an offline main domain can influence traffic on an active sub domain

The website(s) design is for a company active in 3 different areas. As an example lets use the following structure: www.example.com [sub1.example.com] [sub2.example.com] ...
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Unusual Spike in Traffic

My site received unusual spike of traffic today and they are all from the US, which is outside of my market. My site normally gets about 70-80 daily entrances according to Google Analytics, but there ...
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Is there a course I can learn that'll allow me to build sites that can handle heavy traffic?

A programmer friend is forever telling me that when I begin to use Drupal, Joomla or WordPress that I will only create sites that will crash as soon as the site begins to receive more attention / ...
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Huge surge in direct traffic from one particular town

Last month I noticed that the direct visits on our site have increased by nearly 150% whilst bounce rate is also considerably up. After drilling down further I can see that we have had nearly 2000 ...
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Google Analytics underestimating pageviews and visitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Very few visitors on Analytics: incorrect setting? Google Analytics reports are underestimating pageviews comparing to my server logs for around 40%. What could be the ...
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Search Engine Indexing of a Database-Driven Website

Suppose I have a MySQL whose rows are dog breeds and whose columns are properties of the breeds (e.g. coat color). The purpose of the site is to allow users to query the database with questions like ...
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Is there an easy way to see the Top 100 Global Websites based on monthly uniques?

I can easily see the top 100 sites on Quantcast, or most of their competitors, but they're based on US uniques. Now, Quantcast provides Top Lists for non-US Visitors, but they're country by country, ...
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What is the reason for this site's sudden drop in traffic?

My one site's traffic has dropped in single day from around 4000 to 800 visitors. My other sites are getting normal visitor count. I'm not using any blackhat techniques nor trading links or having a ...
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SEO impact of server errors

Our website is up and running fine but a WordPress plugin is broken (we can't fix it very quickly) so a few hundred pages show server errors. The pages would load header and page of the page body but ...
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Piwik Server Overhead

I am developing an intranet site on a Raspberry Pi and am interested in incorporating Piwik into my code. My question, however, is how much overhead impact there will be with the pi's CPU/RAM? Does ...
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Estimate of Hits / Visits / Uniques in order to fall within a given Alexa Tier?

I was wondering if anyone could offer up rough estimates that could tell me how many hits a day move you into a given Alexa rank ? Top 5,000 Top 10,000 Top 50,000 Top 100,000 Top ...
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Will my traffic come back after my site redesign? [closed]

I screwed up. I launched my site after rebuilding it without setting up the proper 301's and traffic immediately dropped about 60%(it's not really something I thought about). After about a week and a ...