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Massive sites like Google, Facebook and Twitter don't necessarily get the 'best' servers in that they don't run a small number of high-powered servers, they run a massive number of smaller and cheaper servers. They expect hardware to die and be replaced and the code allows for that. Some things that are typical in massive scale sites: They don't use SQL ...


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It's not a bad practice, you can buy all the visitors you want. Most companies that offer these services will run a program connecting to your website through proxies increasing your unique visitor count. Though the visits will be less than a minute with 100% bounce rate. It does nothing for your rankings and ruins your Analytics data. It's a waste of money ...


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If you look on Google trends, you will see that your new keywords receive a lot less interest than your old keywords: This is probably because, in general, users are lazy and don't like to get too specific in their search queries unless they have a real need to. Also, different users get more specific in different ways, so while one user might search for ...


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Do Videos Bring more Traffic than backlinks in General? Yes and No.. It really depends if your page(s) are already ranking, and then the quality of backlinks you have. Ultimately if your number one on the page then no, it simply won't. You should consider YouTube as a Social Tool to bring in more visitors to your site on phrases that you may not be ...


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Thought I'd mention HipHop for PHP, which turns PHP into C++ and was developed by Facebook. Facebook did some work on APC as well I believe.


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You can't. Unless they share their data with you or publish it the best you can do is guess. The closest you can get is Alexa but their data is not accurate and gets worse as you get further away from the top sites.


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Maybe your site was not indexed by Google, and the AdWords campaign led the site to be indexed. Now, a search on Google will find you, where you wouldn't show before? Or it could be return visitors. They click on your adwords ad, visit site and want to go back. But they cant remember the direct link so they search for your name on google and find you that ...


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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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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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This happens when Google is re-fetching your website pages and trying to do in-dept analysis of your website. If you are not uploading the new content on your website then the problem is related to the code {PHP /HTML etc} of your website. Ask your developer to fix all the errors that Google has rectified. Google webmaster tool is now upgraded to advanced ...


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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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Enable logging of your visitors in your site , and check whether they are coming from different ipaddress or same. If they are not from same IP then most probably they are genuine traffic


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If it is natural, then no issues. But Bounce rate should not exceed 40% and above.


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Post good--quality content and get backlinks from other sites.


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Yes of course. This is a very bad practice nowadays. According to Google natural way of link building and organic traffic are the assets of modern SEO trend.


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Subscribe to Google Webmaster Tools. It can track sudden spikes or drops occur & send email alerts. You can enable email notifications from the Webmaster Tools Preferences page.


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There is no problem with disallowing that address in your robots.txt file. Google won't crawl it, but some crawlers ignore robots.txt. There is nothing wrong with saying that part of your site shouldn't be crawled. Measuring visitors is a different thing to letting search engines index your site. (I did find someone who found that URLs used by analytics ...


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An easier way of doing this is to define a filter based on your office IP address and exclude all traffic from that IP address when viewing the stats for your sites. This article describes how to create a filter. You want to create a filter that says Exclude traffic from the IP addresses that are equal to and then put in your office IP address.


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I don't know how accurate this is, but my spider sense tells me that quantcast is pretty good


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When did you do the move? Has your DNS changed over completely? It's possible your site isn't coming up yet on all the DNS servers so your traffic is hitting a nonexistent server until everything migrates.



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