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In my experience we've generally refer to a spike in traffic to differentiate an unexpected or irregular increase from regular/daily peak periods. For example, a website may have peak periods around opening and closing time, but a spike might result from an advertising campaign or news article. In this example, the "spike" is pretty distinctive compared ...


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If it is caused by users all visiting from a news site, it is called the Slashdot effect or Slashdotting. Slashdot is one of the first internet news aggregators. When they posted a news article, it often crashed the sites they linked to because so many Slashdot users would visit simultaneously. Today the term "slashdotting" can be applied when any site ...


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I would call it a Peak in visitors. This indicates that we're not having a usual amount of visitors, but more. The peak could be a small peak, or a large peak (a spike of visitors). As a unit of time, you could go for Peak Hour/day/period. peaked, peakĀ·ing, peaks 1. Nautical To raise (a gaff) above the horizontal. 2. To bring to a maximum of ...


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ADDOS: Accidental Distributed Denial of Service You wanted all those folks to visit, just... not at the same time.


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If you have a sudden influx of users that happens to result in your site being taken down, your site has been given what a Redditor would call a hug of death.


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Midnight is the logic time to end a session - if there has to be a specific time at which each and every session, no matter how long it is open has to be ended. Even if it might seem stupid to count two sessions for a user visiting from 11:55pm - and leaving after 10 minutes. You might want to count visits per day/week/month/year. An in this case there has ...


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Regarding the Property and View limit (50 and 25, respectively), there's no way around that, really, so you'll probably have to break up the sub-d's across several properties. So with that in mind, you could have one GTM container across all sub-d's, and then use a lookup table to determine which data from which sub-d's go into which property. Within the ...


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It could be referred to as a Flash Crowd, especially if it was trigger from a post or article elsewhere linking to your site.


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It used to be possible to get that data for organic search visitors, but it isn't anymore. When a visitor lands on your site, Google sends a "referrer" string. Google used to include the search terms in the referrer, but recently stopped doing so. Now you only get that data about 25% of the time. See http://www.notprovidedcount.com/ which tracks the ...


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Similarweb (and many sites like it) take periodic screen shots of sites. They cache the screenshot for some time before updating it again. That time period may be weeks or months. Here is what it has cached for todaysdate.com. The current date is big enough on that home page that you can tell when the screenshot was taken. The screenshot was taken on ...



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