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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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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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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60% organic traffic drop after permalink structure change?

On a very large website I have changed the permalink structure, for technical reasons. Every URL is 301 redirected to it's appropriate one. A few days after the change I have noticed a drop in ...
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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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Adsense - is it worth setting up?

How much traffic is necessary for adsense to make sense?
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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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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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Loosing Alexa Traffic [duplicate]

I am loosing my Alexa traffic daily. I am very confused Because my website visitors, sessions and back links daily increase. please suggest me where is wrong.
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Subdomain versus subdirectory

I recently moved from having a main site like www.example.com with a subdomain associated site yyy.example.com, to moving everything off the subdomain to a subdirectory like www.example.com/yyy/, with ...
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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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Many requests in my logs to the same obscure page from Opera Mini. What can be the explanation?

I checked my site's logs and I found 20 thousand requests on the same day all to an obscure page of my site. The IP address of the requests belong to Opera Mini. Can someone explain this? I would be ...
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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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Google Traffic Decline [duplicate]

Below is a chart which shows traffic from Google for a new website. What could be the reason for those dynamics: fast growth and slow decline? https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmv3kd3q0l2iyaa/traffic.png
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can i use the word google in my domain of website that checks the traffic and value of any site [duplicate]

I am starting a website similar to www.yourwebsitevalue.com Now my question is can i use the word 'google' in my domain name for this website? Like www.xyzgoogle.com or similar? I will clearly use ...
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Does robot traffic visiting your website have any advantages?

What are the advantages of having bot traffic on your website? Will it raise your SEO ranking on Google? Real visitors would raise awareness of your product and site, but the visitors I'm seeing ...
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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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5% Hitleap traffic in Analytics

Some days ago, I published a website so it is not a that popular. 5-6 days later, I saw that about 5% traffic is from hitleap.com, a traffic exchange service. Since it's not me doing this, I thought ...
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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 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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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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Tracking App indexing in Google Analytics

After implementing app indexing on a site I'm having trouble figuring out how to track this data in Google Analytics. If I'm logged into App analytics in GA how do I see traffic that has gone to the ...
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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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Does lightbox ads hurt website traffic

The ad company that I use, publishes ads on my website is now offering a new ad type that is a big ad in a lightbox with a big close button and ad also closes if the user clicks outside the ad ...
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Why does Google Analytics report that I have traffic at a calculator.php URL for my blog?

I frequently see this URL having traffic via Google Analytics although I don't have any page and with that strucuter either. URL - ...
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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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Download traffic data for all websites in Google Analytics

My Google Analytics account has access to multiple domains. I could click each domain, go to Acquisition > All Traffic > Channels, and finally click the export button to download the data for each ...
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Web app traffic generation

I have created a small web app to easily transfer text across internet connected devices without relying on native clients. It basically works like pastebin with the addition of displaying a QR code ...
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Is there any way to discover the traffic of a site I don't control?

Given the following: The website does not call any external images or scripts, all the content is hosted on a server that is in our control. The website does not contain the meta tag, nor does it ...
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how sub domain can effect traffic of root domain [duplicate]

we have root domain of a university and every college of university has its own sub domain, just want to know how these domain can effect the traffic of the root domain, recently we did a web audit, ...
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How to understand the categorization of traffic from utm parameter values from externally clicked URLs in Google Universal Analytics?

This page features the six utm parameters you can send from an external link to a page via Google Universal Analytics. And I'm still a little bit confused on the relations between these parameters ...
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Is Google rationing the number of hits my website receives?

Most of the traffic on my website (85%) comes from Google. Most of visits are local to the country of the domain. I see suspiciously repetitive amount of visits each month, round 12.500 with only a ...
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Getting Referral Traffic from porn sites [duplicate]

My site is getting referral traffic from porn sites. When I check the referral path page, I did not see the link of my site. Landing page from these sites are mostly like these, ...
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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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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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Exclude traffic in Google Analytics coming from another page than my homepage

In my site: https://sp-marketing.com I have 2500 employees that enter from: https://sp-marketing.com/soysp/ I want to exclude this page in my report, but I also want to exclude people who first ...
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Preparing for a huge spike in traffic

Our company will be appearing on a prime time TV show this week, and they've told us we can expect around 200,000 visitors on our website all at once. We normally only get about 100 visits per day, ...
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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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Decrease in index URLs,and drop in traffic [duplicate]

A site that I work for has had a drop in traffic over the last few weeks.and also Decrease in INDEXING the no of URL's . However, having had a look in Google Webmaster tools, there has been a big ...
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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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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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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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Do HTML errors affect search impressions/ traffic? [duplicate]

Do HTML errors affect search impressions? (The errors shown in red when right-clicking the bottom-right-hand corner of a website.) And can correcting them eventually improve traffic? I had lots of ...
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How much Traffic from google does a Pagerank X generates ?

Yesterday was the birthday of my website, I have achieved the milestone of an average of 400 visitors from Google, yet my pagerank = 0 Do you guys have an idea on how much traffic generates PR1 , 2 ...
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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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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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Can Google Analytics label countries without data on the map?

Looking at audience-geo-location I can view a map of the world by nation. I can mouse over the shaded nations from which 'sessions' arose to obtain a count and the name of the nation. However, for the ...
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Can Googlebot read any hosting stats?

When Google Analytics isn't active for a website, can Googlebot (or any other Google entity) get any traffic stats about that website in any other way?