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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 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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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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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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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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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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Republishing blog posts on a popular website

I started my blog about programming yesterday and in order to promote and increase traffic I submitted my rss to Codeproject which pulls my posts and publishes them at Codeproject. While it increases ...
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How to host a single website on multiple servers?

I'm planning on releasing an iOS app that downloads video from my server. If hundreds of people on the launch day try to do this, then my website and the services that my server provides will clearly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Google Analytics banner?

I use Google Analytics on my site... But, I would like to display some traffic info to the users, like geo localization or just a hit-counter on the main page of my site. Does Google offer ...
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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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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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What causes a website's alexa page-rank and traffic data to display highly regular sine wave patterns over a period of 30 days?

At first I wondered if it was due to the traffic difference between day and night, but that turned out not to be the case, since the period of rise and drop in traffic was about a week, not overnight. ...
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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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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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Are there any tried and tested methods for rejuvenating an old message board?

I have a moderately successful message board with an excellent (but tiny) community associated with it. One of my goals for the month is to try and increase the amount of users on the site and also ...
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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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Hoping to boost traffic to NFP site. SEO info? HELP! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I'm doing work for a not-for-profit looking to boost traffic to the site. I need to learn a ...
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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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Determining Source Quality with Google Analytics

What I am trying to do is set up a report (either on the new or the old analytics setup) that tells me the average "Pages per Visit" of all traffic "Sources". I can get that through Traffic ...
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What hosting solutions help with traffic spikes?

A web application is hypothetically featured on Digg or Reddit, and the server load immediately spikes up by a couple of orders of magnitude. What kind of hosting solution will allow the website to ...
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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 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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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 ...
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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 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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New traffic sources

How can I track new traffic sources for my site? (with google analytics or other tool) For example, if site is mentioned on forum it gets some visits from here, but it isn't visible (easy) in traffic ...
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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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Does anyone know any good resources for learning how to market a web app?

I'm a developer first and foremost. I write web apps but have a hard time generating traffic and converting potential users once I've released my product into the wild. I know I need to learn more ...
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How to calculate the actual count of downloads through bandwidth

I have a freeware hosted on my website, and use webalizer to track the traffic. I can get the data of my installation file from webalizer in section "Top 10 of 583 Total URLs By KBytes" (till Jan. ...
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Live Website Monitoring Tool [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Live view of online visitors What is a good tool to monitor a website's traffic live? Is there something that shows a feed of people who is currently on your website?
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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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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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Google Traffic droppend at christmas and is steady since?

as you can see in the picture my search engine traffic dropped exactly at christmas and is steady since. has anybody experienced something similar or has a possible explanation? at first i ...
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How to bring visitors to a new website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to start driving traffic to a new website? I am more of a programmer than an SEO expert. Whenever I develop a new website, no matter how good or ...
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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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View competitors popular web pages

Just wanted to know if there is an online tool that shows a website most popular pages from highest to least.
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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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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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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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Does having video on a website increase the quality of traffic coming to the site?

I was wondering if anyone had any actual statistics on this. I was curious if having a video on a website makes an exceptional difference to the quality of traffic coming to the site.
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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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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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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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I'm thinking of moving my site to Squarespace as I have little time to manage my site

I'm thinking of moving my site to Squarespace, I have around 40 pages with videos, screenshots and web forms etc, my blog is wordpress and I want to move everything on to Squarespace. My worry is that ...
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Is Wikipedia a good source of traffic?

I would like to know, from your experience, if having a link on Wikipedia could generate some traffic to the pointed site. For example, the references at the end of this sausages page points to : ...
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Which web directories can I reliably invest in to increase my traffic and search ranking?

I've been looking around for some web directories to list my company in that would 1) Feed more traffic to my website and 2) Increase my search rankings due to being a quality referral to my own ...