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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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How big sites scale up and optimize to massive traffic?

How do sites like Facebook and Twitter optimize their sites for massive traffic. Aside from spending big bucks on getting the best servers, what can be optimized in your code to accommodate massive ...
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80% of Website Traffic coming from Just one Town in USA - Strange?

For the last month, 80% of my total traffic was coming from just one Town in the USA. Here are the attributes: It is one of the richest towns in California in USA which defies logic since I run a ...
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Sudden “organic” traffic growing after AdWords campaign starting

The situation: My site had no organic traffic from Google. It has some referral traffic. After I have launched adwords, my "organic" traffic increased, but not "paid" and no money has been spent in ...
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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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Do videos bring more traffic than backlinks in general?

Yesterday, I had a conversion with a friend who was implementing SEO techniques on his websites a couple of years ago. He also stopped this activity since then. He claims that relevant YouTube ...
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What could cause a page to stop from appearing on StumbleUpon?

I've got a page that got some attention from stumbleupon (~100 likes and ~2700 views), and then suddenly 'disappeared' - stumbles stopped completely. The page content wasn't changed in any way. ...
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Purchasing traffic effects on SEO

I've recently found some websites which provide a specific number of visits by paying. I'm curious if this is a (very) bad practice for search engines (like Google).
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What does “selling traffic” mean?

I've been told that a marketing team want to "sell the traffic" of a website rather than sell adverts on the site. A Google wasn't very successful as to what this means. I thought perhaps it just ...
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Suspicious Web Traffic from Amazon.com ISP

Just a few hours back I was checking my logs when I found a whole bunch of traffic from IP address 54.174.xx.xx and ISP Amazon.com (validated from Google analytics). It lasted for an hour and then ...
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Hundreds of requests to the same page from legitimate visitor

I am seeing an odd scenario in our apache access logs. We are running Magento EE and every once in awhile I will get an alert that DB connections have spiked. On several occasions I have been able to ...
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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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Google Analytics is showing visits unrelated to my domain

I recently set up a professional portfolio website on my own domain. After a few weeks of Google Analytics, I was surprised and even impressed to have such a high volume of traffic. However, it ...
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Has anyone else faced a sudden drastic drop in Web Traffic from Nov 17-22, 2014? The Direct/None Traffic in Google Analytics?

I can't figure out why my website traffic has tremendously dropped in the last few days. It started on Nov 17 to be precise. It's the direct/none traffic. All other traffic seems to remain ...
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Alexa Traffic Rank

When a website is ranking below 200,000 on Alexa and the Audience Demographics graphic is all empty with no information about the visitors what could be the reason for this? Could it be crawlers ...
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Making one exclude cookie for multiple google analytics sites

I've got multiple sites all with different google analytics profiles in them (managed under one account). I would like to exclude everyones traffic in the office from all the sites. To do this when ...
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Traffic drops after changing to UK server

Because my website has some traffic, I moved it to other server (from US to UK). The UK server is Fasthosts. But the traffic suddenly drops. [edit: broken image removed.] Lots of my traffic comes ...
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Why do I get “irrelevant” URLs in the full referrer field in google analytics?

When looking in Google Analytics for referrers to a specific page, I use the following: Navigate to Behaviour > Site Content > All Pages Search and select the page that I need. Secondary dimension >...
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Why would \x escaped URLs appear in my WAMP server logs?

I have set up a local WAMP on my server which is accessible over the internet. What is this strange traffic? Normal request traffic would look like this: /directiory/index.php, but those requests ...
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How much bandwidth do I need? Please help? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm an inexperienced webmaster trying to estimate hosting requirements for a site. I need to work out a dollar amount ...
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Impressions and traffic dropped by 70 %

Can anyone advise why my impressions dropped and traffic as well? I used to have very generic keywords such as: anti aging, anti wrinkle, face cream, eye cream. I thought they were bad and made ...
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What is the best way to detect if the traffic is legit or (bot) not?

We are planning to start program something similar to youtube where users get paid as per views. But problem we are facing is that people will game the system and send traffic using botnets to gain ...
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Public data about a website I do not own

I am looking at a competitors site. The site is technologically advanced but I do not believe it is efficient in converting visitors to customers. I would like to look at any publically available ...
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More or less accurate online tool to estimate other's website traffic [closed]

I am looking for a free online traffic estimation tool. I have seen statshow, WebDetail and Yandaloo, but they are giving quite different results for a given URL. Can anyone recommend a tool ...
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Driving Traffic from other websites and AdSense?

I own multiple domain names. Most of them are parked with some parking service provider. I also have few WordPress sites I maintain. Last week I applied for AdSense and got accepted, and placed ads. ...
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Drop in traffic but increase in pages crawled per day

I saw a drop in traffic of my website in early September 2014. But, if I check the "Crawl Stats" in Google Webmaster Tools, I see an increase in "Pages Crawled per day" and "Kilobytes downloaded per ...
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How google handle site traffic in google analytics

I have a site with address www.exam.com and I have put Google analytics javascript scripts in it. I have made an app for my site, I want that everytime a user uses app, he visit the site in the ...
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Free Web hosting with good security [duplicate]

I want to host a website using a free Web hosting service. Can I know which would be a good Web server host that can be used reliably? Webpage is created using bootstrap. Please name a good hosting ...
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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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What could be causing heavy bursts of traffic from single IP address to old inactive URL

Looking at Google Analytics recently I noticed a strange phenomenon. For the past few weeks I had 3 unique users making 600 requests for an URL that is not being used anymore. I investigated further ...
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How can I increase traffic to my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I increase the traffic to my site? I developed a site with CMS wordpress, I am currently in the phase referencing, I would like to know how I can have to increase ...
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Analyse reasons for Sudden Drop in Traffic [closed]

My site www canada updates dot com (remove spaces) had decent traffic till a month ago and now it has dropped to about 1/3rd. I would be thankful if any one could help and analyse giving exact reasons ...