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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Do easy scripts like this make site traffic meaningless? [closed]

Do easy scripts like this which generate can traffic massive amounts of traffic in a way that seems 'natural' make site traffic meaningless? Essentially we are getting better and better at faking site ...
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What is the best way to launch a website to make it go viral?

Say for example I have a website that has finished BETA and is ready for full launch. I'm at the stage now I want it to be very visible to start getting traffic. Right now, I am just getting some ...
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Increasing traffic for music blog [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I own a music blog with some articles and of course youtube iframes and mp3 listening plugins. I ...
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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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Why is nat required when proxy is enough? [closed]

My machine is connected in a local lan. to connect to the internet the traffic goes through proxy server. my understanding of proxy server is that it sends the request on behalf of the original ...
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Obtaining visitor stats without traffic monitoring software

A client would like me to obtain visitor stats for his website, but does not have any traffic monitoring software installed. So I'm wondering if it's even possible. The site is hosted on Heroku, so ...
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Google analytics reporting link as campaign instead of referral

There are several websites which link to my blog posts but are using links from feedburner (similar too http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AboutMyCode/~3/something ) so when someone visits these links it ...
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Prepare website for heavy traffic

A site of mine is going to be featured on a very popular tech blog. I already upgraded my server to handle the traffic. What other things should I be prepared for?
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Google analytics referral path

I run a website at the domain http://www.turkishbasics.com . Google Analytics is however showing the referral path of some of my traffic to be the domain itself (turkishbasics.com). How is this even ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Has anyone used WebFaction hosting for large traffic websites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm a point where I'm needing to move a large traffic website off of MediaTemple Grid Server (it's maxing out the ...
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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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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 are the best ways to start driving traffic to a new website?

Would you try for SEO, Adwords, or other ad programs? Why? How cost effective is it?
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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High traffic by “doin' nothing”

We have set up on a VPS a WordPress blog. But, after we work a while, if we leave the tabs open in our browsers, there is upload traffic, in small chunks but quite often. We thought that it might be ...
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Best Ways to Develop “Chicken and Egg Content” sites?

By 'chicken and egg content' I'm referring to user-contributed/crowdsourced content - sites like StackOverflow / StackExchange. When SO launched, Jeff and Joel were essentially able to 'cheat' the ...
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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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Should I use mixed content on my blog?

I have a blog. (just started) I am having a confusion whether I should keep the blog focused on only one subject (for instance, technology) or not? If I post different posts on various topics (with ...
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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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We changed our URL and our impressions dropped almost 100%

The company I worked for changed their domain about a month ago and updated the URLs for all of the pages. We mostly removed the .aspx from the ends and decreased the depth of many of our pages. We ...