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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Estimating where my competitor is getting most of their traffic from? Organic, PPC, or other?

I'm trying to figure out how/where a website gets its traffic. How are they successful with bringing in traffic? Via Organic, PPC, other? What is the best approach to estimating this? My thought ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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/ ...
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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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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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Google analytics - drop in traffic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google analytics - drop in traffic Bit of a general question here. We are in the process of converting a number of our clients from older web sites to new ones. The ...
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Find out where the user has come from — previous page URL within the same site

Is it possible to use Google Analytics or a similar tool to track the users' inter-site click behaviour? I'd like to know how many users clicked on certain links on a particular page which lead them ...
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How do I interpret direct traffic that lands on random pages?

Looking at yesterday, according to Google Analytics, I got six direct visitors to my site (their source/medium is direct/(none)). Only one ended up at the actual domain. The other five ended up at ...
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How can pages which aren't indexed be reported as landing pages in Google Analytics?

In Google Analytics I have thousands of landing pages reported, however on checking some of them they aren't indexed in Google, this is expected as the have robots NOINDEX tag in the source code. So ...
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What places give free traffic for an e-commerce website?

One place that I know is Google Product search, which is free and gives quite a lot of traffic when people are searching for products you sell. What other ways are there to get free traffic to your ...
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Can GWT search impressions drop because I haven't published new articles for a while?

Can GWT search impressions drop because I haven't published new articles for a while? Both my traffic and search impressions have dropped over christmas, but now it is the 29th and it still keeps ...
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Why am I getting far less traffic than the Google Keywords traffic estimate suggests?

I identified a search term that is quotes as having millions of global searches per month on Google keywords tool. Local searches also account for a large chunk of that. It was a long term goal to ...
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Monetise website via Amazon affiliate? Or other means

I have an idea for an information based website that would potentially drive a large amount of traffic to a particular destination. Initially I wanted to drive traffic to the products own website but ...
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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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Where can I find comscore rank?

Recently one ad network rejected my registration stating that my site doesn't match their minimum monthly impressions, even though the site serves thrice the required page views. When I contacted them ...