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Alexa Alexa runs a large number of DNS servers and with it's partners is able to monitor a chunk of the DNS traffic for the Internet. With DNS traffic data Alexa can see the number of queries performed for DNS records. Using this data they are able to create relatively accurate estimates on the number of HTTP requests a domain gets. I say relative, ...


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For the most part WAG (wild * guess). We had one of these traffic reporting services call us trying to sell us their services which Google analytics provides for free. So I did research. The general consensus among the users out there is that after loading the tracking code so the service could get real-time traffic on your website, often the traffic ...


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Alexa's data isn't accurate, they only know about websites visited from people who have the toolbar installed in their browser. That was years ago and wasn't accurate then either. Simply put, there is no way they can say with any accuracy how much traffic a website gets, without having direct access to the websites raw server logs. Or Analytics program. If ...


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First find out if their url shortening service uses 301 redirects, if they don't, use another service. If you stay with them, add GA tracking parameters to your urls. You could create some "fancy" parameters values that perfectly identify visits that are coming through their service. After adding parameters sent them your urls. With those parameters in place ...


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That would depend on how the URL shortening service is redirecting to your website. To test this open the real time analytics in GA. Then click a short URL your SM company posted with and see what the traffic source in real time is. https://bitly.com/ uses a very good redirect which passes link juice. The analytics they have on their site are very good, and ...


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If you want to track your competitor site information you can use : http://www.statscrop.com this site will give few important information. 1.Daily Visitors Country Map Analysis. 2.Alexa Traffic Graph Analysis (7days,1month,3month,..and 4 year) 2.Socials Analysis 3.Website Metas Analysis 4.Website Important Html Tags Analysis 5.Indexed Pages Analysis ...


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Yes. For a period. However, I do warn you that if link keywords do not match the target page, these links can be downgraded and Google, depending upon the number, can consider this as spam. If your site is the same basic topic as the forum, then perhaps you can match the link keyword topics to relevant pages to prevent this.


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You can setup Google Analytics to exclude based on the referrer domain. See this for more: Google Analytics - Exclude referrers Also, you could block these based on the referrer as well via your .htaccess or Apache conf file, like this: RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^.*\.doubleclick\.net.*$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ - [F] (rather than blocking multiple IP ...



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