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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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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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 do websites like trafficestimate.com and digsitesvalue estimate web traffic?

I am curious as to how trafficestimate and digsitesvalue work or where they get their data. trafficestimate.com basically estimates how much traffic my web site gets. My initial thought was that ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How can I find the approximate daily traffic of a site which I don't own? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to discover the traffic of a site I don’t control? I want to find the approximate daily traffic of a site which isn't ours, and the site is located in ...
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How can I increase traffic to my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I increase the traffic to my site? I developed a site with CMS wordpress, I am currently in the phase referencing, I would like to know how I can have to ...
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Track user traffic source and display a slightly customized page? [closed]

I was wondering if there's a possibility to track where a user comes from e.g. AdWords or Referal or Facebook etc and based on this information to show a different page? For example it would be very ...
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Weird referral traffic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Strange incoming links appearing on site statistics I'm getting weird traffic from Japan, from a site called ime.nu Why weird? because I'm not able to identify the link ...
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What's the relation between website's traffic and Google Adsense revenue?

Are there some relations between the website's daily traffic and Google's Adsense revenue? In other word, Suppose the same Ad. will be published on two different websites, the first has average daily ...