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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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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At what thresh-hold should i get my blog its own domain?

Is there some kind of thresh-hold to start seriously considering buying a domain and moving away from the [name].[blogspot,etc].com? In this case I have a blog that focuses on personal miscellany (...
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Graph that shows bounce rate overlaid with the organic traffic per day in Google Analytics

I'm trying to review the bounce-rate of a site after it's been launched, to do so I'm trying to get a graph that shows the bounce-rate overlaid with with the organic traffic per day in Google ...
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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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Over 30% of my web site traffic is mistaken foreign traffic. How can I minimize SEO damage (bounce rates, context, audience relevance)?

Despite owning my .com domain name for almost twenty years, a new Indian TV show with the same name as my domain is entering its second season, and I can't figure out how to mitigate the damage. ...
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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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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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Is there a (free) reliable place to get statistics from sites, more reliable than Alexa, Quantcast, Compete? [closed]

I mean, seems there's no way. I am just asking in case someone knows of a recent new site being more accurate. I am aware of Alexa's, Compete and Quantcast inaccuracies and/or limited system/range of ...
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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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According to Google Analytics 80% of my visitors are “direct”, but I suspect that isn't true, what can I do?

I have a small site representing a software hosted on github.io domain. I use Google Analytics. For the last week or so, I get this statistics at the user acquisition tab: Visits ...
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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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How to track inbound HTTP traffic using Plesk 10.4.4?

I am running Plesk 10.4.4 on a Debian 6.0 server. The outbound traffic is being tracked but the inbound http traffic seems to be 0 at all times, i.e. looking at the DomainsTraffic and ClientsTraffic ...
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Google webmaster International targeting “United States” will it work for SEO?

I have started a brand new website. Basically, It will be product review base website. I will promote Amazon products on that website. After little experiment, I have found that, if US people buy 15 ...
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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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Sudden increase in traffic from Google search domains

I'm suddenly getting a 50% increase in traffic. The cause of this, according to my google analytics, is referral traffic from sites such as: google.co.uk google.com.my google.co.jp google.com.sg ...
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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 does Google's Traffic Estimator calculate the “Estimated Avg. CPC”?

I use Google's Traffic Estimator to calculate the Estimated Average Cost Per Click. I use the following filters: Locations: Australia Languages: English and the following phrase air conditioner ...
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Site traffic goes down suddenly [closed]

What are things that we need to check in priority when site traffic goes down suddenly? I just want to know major factor which can down site traffic
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How to track Campaigns in Google Analytics without using UTM parameters?

Showing UTMs when linking from one site you own to another is kind of like wearing open-toed shoes at work: it's unseemly and unprofessional. But it's effective. Traffic spills nicely into Google ...
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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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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] [sub3....
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Sites & Tools for comparing domains

What are some good tools or websites for comparing websites traffic, SEO, and other factors site owners might want to know about their competition.
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How does Google classify which country a website belongs to?

How does Google determine which country a website belongs to? Is this technique also used by Alexa.com? I don't think that the website's location is determined by its host's IP address or by its ...
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How good is Traffic-Seeker?

I have recently setup my blog and I look forward to posting once a week. I want to increase traffic to my blog and was searching for good search-engine tools. I came across Traffic-Seeker and now I ...
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Is there a way to guess the keyword traffic for a specific URL using just search engines and page source?

For example, is it possible to guess which keyword searches are driving people to https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-use-postgresql-on-ubuntu-14-04 using just search ...
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Rankings in first page of search results but getting almost no traffic?

I'm working on the ecommerce rossanoferretti.com and I'm trying to improve the SEO. I'm in the first page for some specific key phrase that could potentially drive 500K users to the website, but the ...
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Does more traffic to my website improve SERP? [duplicate]

I have a few very popular blog posts that rank highly on keywords I am not focusing on. My question is does my website's SERP benefits from this high traffic? Is there an official information out ...
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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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Tumblr is visiting my blog?

I have created a blog on Tumblr a few days ago. Looking over the statistics, it seems that Tumblr itself is visiting my website, using different browsers. What is this supposed to mean? Are these real ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Google Webmaster Geographic target: Increases or Decreases Traffic?

My website is an english video streaming website that gets visitors from all over the world (about 70,000 per day). 35% of my traffic is from the US. Now, in google Webmaster, if I were to set my ...
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how is sites such as alexa.com monitor all web wide sites traffic in the internet ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: alexa and compete Hello, i'm trying to understand idea of traffic monitoring sites such as alexa.com , which can monitor traffic for any site in the internet (although if ...
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Advice on Advertisement Charges from WebMasters

I run a programming site and was contacted by a big product company. They want to publish 8 product posts about their product (they will write) in the next 6 months and purchase 5 million impressions ...
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How to detect search engine bots reliably within asp.net website?

What is the best way to detect bot generated activity (clicks/page visits) etc on a asp.net website? We have a website where we track leads generated to external websites, we track the IP of the user ...
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How do I filter traffic from IE7 in Google Analytics?

I would like to filter all traffic from IE7 to our website in Google Analytics. Because of some back-end controls we use for a desktop app, we have an unusually large amount from that browser, even ...
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Google search traffic sharp drop in clicks

My site is quite large and has a lot of indexed pages. 75% of my traffic comes from Google Search clicks and has remained quite consistent for most of this year. Two weeks ago I noticed considerably ...
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Why does blocking IP addresses from China and Ukraine to fight spam also block some legitimate European visitors?

I'm getting hammered by spam requests. I allow guest comments that require pending and got over 20,000 of them in a very short space of time. 99% are from Ukraine or China. To bypass this I have used ...
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A large percentage of my traffic originates from my own website's IP address [closed]

I've been going through my webalizer stats for the past few months, and on a month to month basis I have noticed this trend. A very high percentage (usually around 20% of traffic by KBytes) belongs ...
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Google Analytics, filter ALL but a few URL parameters

My sites is being bombarded with new and old URL parameters. At first I tried to add those to the list of excluded URL parameters. With that list now exceeding 200, I wanted to try and use a GA ...
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Can you use Google Analytics to figure out which pages got clicks from search engines? (The landing pages report is polluted with other data)

Related to this question How can pages which aren't indexed be reported as landing pages in Google Analytics? I need to be able to find out which pages are being found in the SERPs using Google ...
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Traffic difference between sub-domain.example.com AND example.com/sub-domain

It is possible to create sub-domains for a website in these two ways: sub-domain.example.com example.com/sub-domain example.com is the main website. Between the above implementations is there any ...
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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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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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Recovery from URL structure change?

in July this year, we have changed the URL structure of the website from: Post: domain.com/blog/post/986/dance/heart-beats-dance-video-by-chinatsu/ Category: domain.com/blog/index/cosplay/ ...