Questions tagged [traffic]

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 it possible to redirect to different websites depending on the country? [closed]

I was wondering if one could have costumers from different countries to access different sites when coming from different countries when typing the same URL/domain?
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What could cause a huge drop-off in traffic from two specific countries? (Germany and US)

We launched a new website in March this year and site traffic has been fairly consistent, however, since the beginning of September I noticed a huge drop off in traffic, all of which seems to be ...
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Low Traffic on Established Website, Steps to Gain Traffic, Remove Penalties? [closed]

My kid made this joke website a few years ago. I helped him with hiding the joke answer. Google hates it. 2,832 views a month, $4 of adsense, 16 clicks. The site has 1850 jokes, one per page. 1 view ...
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We are restructuring some URLs are 301 redirects enough to avoid a massive drop in traffic?

My org is rebuilding a very old, very haphazardly built WordPress site and we are thinking about making some changes to our custom post types and therefore the URL structure will change which is going ...
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Backlink from subdomain [duplicate]

I wanted to know how the traffic is calculated if I get a backlink from a subdomain page. For example, a website corriere.it has over 20M organic traffic, but roma.corriere.it has 500K
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Where's the Google Analytics 4.0 website traffic reports like Universal Analytics had?

I upgraded a website to the new Google Analytics 4, and it really is lacking the great reporting that the old Google Analytics (aka Universal Analytics) had. The old version had great reports for ...
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Seeing numbers for domain redirects on Google Analytics

My friend maintains a website with the domain example.com. She also owns the domains example.org and example.net, which both do a 301 redirect to example.com. She uses Google Analytics on example.com. ...
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How do I deal with false data sent to the analytics server I'm building?

I want to add analytics to my website but I do not want to use google analytics. My idea was to create an express server and expose a public analytics endpoint where I send my requests to. This is ...
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What are some things that Webmasters should be preparing for or doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

This is a community wiki intended for our users to be able to share ideas as to what might be helpful to Webmasters during the COVID-19 pandemic. As many of you are aware, there's been a shift all ...
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Why would blog article views drop after major improvements?

We recently made the following improvements to an article in French titled "Mots et expressions pour parler québécois" 1. The word count increased from 1333 to 2040 2. Improvements were essentially ...
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Google Search Console still reporting spammy keywords on our site even after cleaning up a hack

Just before the previous Christmas our website was hacked, and our Christmas present was some files put on our server and a redirect to an online pharmacy selling viagra! Happy Christmas us! Luckily ...
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In Google Analytics can the URL path of the page be used for the "medium" of direct traffic?

In Google Analytics I have a lot of source:direct medium:none in Traffic Sources. Is it possible to have the page's URL in "medium" instead of none? In other words, if someone enters my website ...
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Configure a Google Analytics filter for blog posts when URLs are mixed with other content

I have a WordPress site with a blog section but also a lot of other content, that is not directly related to the blog. Now I want to use Google Analytics and only see the blog traffic, meaning users ...
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DMCA notice and takedown on one page affecting traffic on other pages

I recently received a DMCA notice on one of my blog articles. The article has been de-indexed by Google as of now. But the other posts, which generated a lot of traffic(and have nothing to do with ...
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Does traffic exchange software that automatically visits network sites in the background affect SEO?

Does traffic exchange software like JingLing affect SEO? Traffic exchange software controls your web browser and automatically visits sites in exchange for other people running the software visiting ...
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Does Google limit how much traffic it sends to a domain via search results?

I've started to notice that I seem to get a set amount of results sent to me via Google search. On an average day, certain pages will get consistent hits from search results. Whenever I post something ...
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Random 700% increase on a website hit [closed]

I have a website with a domain that has been registered for around 10 years now the website used to get daily traffic of around 400 to 500 hits per day - but for the past 4 weeks the website users ...
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Unusual Web Traffic Submitting Extremely Long URLs

thanks in advance for the help. This isn't my usual job, but our website admin/full stack developer is on leave and my boss has asked me to look into it. Recently we've had a huge spike (talking tens ...
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Can I put google ads on site that gets 90% organic traffic from bing

I have a site that gets 20 to 30 visitors (sometimes 50+) daily from organic search. Organic search traffics mostly comes from Bing search engine, not Google. I have read that before, Google Adsense ...
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Merge a small site into a larger one while preserving SEO

I have a site with 10 pages of small tools for developers. I have a good traffic on it. I want to move all site data to be part of another big portal (hub for developer tools). I also want to ...
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Google Analytics bot blocking filter based on bounce rate, pages per session and average session duration

I looked in Google Analytics to view my website traffic. Out of over 900 landing pages, nearly half look like bot traffic. Here is what I am looking at: Acquisition > All Traffic > Channels > Direct >...
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Permalink Structure change killed traffic - change back?

On my website I had a wordpress permalink structure that was as follows: http://example.com/2012/03/post-name/ Having read in many places that a simpler permalink structure could boost SEO rankings, ...
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Are sudden traffic spikes from India meant to hurt our AdSense account?

Recently, our page received unusual behavior from visitors in India. We are receiving spikes of 200/300 real-time users. It lasts for about 30 minutes, then it stops. It repeats several times per day. ...
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How can I block suspicious traffic from Amazon?

Could someone please tell me, very simply, how to block Amazon Technologies Inc from accessing my webpage. I was hit last week by a very unusual surge of traffic, with another visit a couple of days ...
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How can I check if AdSense is showing ads in other countries?

I have build website and it is showing AdSense ads in India. How can I check whether ads are showing in the USA or Canada? Is there any minimum traffic requirement for showing ads in each country?
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How to remove indexed pages from google effectively

My site was getting traffic and it was on the rise, then I added https and somewhere in that time I also created tons of extra link for google to crawl, thinking this will increase traffic in those ...
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50% traffic coming from a single IP on website

We have an Indian ecommerce website, where around 85% traffic comes from India only. I was observing access logs of last 2 months and found out that nearly 50% traffic is coming from a single IP (162....
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Visitors using multiple IPs and determining if they are human

I'm seeing some obvious bot/script traffic that is bloating our Google Analytics(GA) data. I figure the traffic is using something that loads JS, CSS, etc. which is why it's affecting GA. So I put in ...
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Will Google de-index pages with zero to very low traffic?

I am observing a pattern on my website where pages with zero to very less traffic for about 6 months are being de-indexed. I am not sure if this is just a coincidence.
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Can many single page hits from a variety user agents from the same VPN with the same screen resolution be hurting my search rankings?

I am trying to clarify what is happening with the traffic on my site. Lately I am being flooded with many strange hits, mostly from US and they seem to only open 1 page or visit for few seconds. The ...
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Difference between Android traffic , Tablet traffic and Mobile traffic in google analytics

I would like to know the difference among Tablet traffic, Android traffic and mobile traffic. Whilst in my opinion Tablets and mobiles can have Android OS, and would like to know the difference among ...
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How to verify traffic and Google search results when purchasing a domain from a private party?

I have my eye on a domain that is for sale. After some research I've determined that traffic is the biggest bargaining chip the owner has. The domain is a 6 character .com and consists of two "...
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Which one to consider for accurate traffic Google Analytics or AWStats

I have been using Google Analytics for long but i am still not convinced why Google Analytics reports less traffic than AWStats, even though i know AWStats reports traffic from bots, spiders etc.. My ...
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After creating embedded YouTube videos that increase the time on page, why haven't I seen better search engine rankings?

I am a food blogger, and I have a YouTube channel. My web pages have a fair amount of traffic (tens of thousands per month), and I am now making videos for those “recipes.” I upload them to YouTube ...
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Block Internal Traffic from Google Analytics for Remote Team Members [duplicate]

We are 100% remote, meaning no office. Currently I have an IP filter that blocks the IP of every single team member but this is not manageable since A) It's a pain to get everyone to send me their IP ...
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Estimate the number of users that give up before page fully loads using Google Analytics

I work for a company that has a website with incredibly slow page load speed. (The average for the site is around 8 seconds). We use GA for our analytics so for a person to register as a bounce the ...
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Referral traffic from googleasdservices.com in Analytics

I am seeing referral traffic (not a great volume) in GA coming from googleadservices.com - I suspect that this is actually traffic coming from paid remarketing ads so why would this be logged as ...
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Stats in Google Search Console dropped off after chaning domain and moving to HTTPS, but analytics traffic is steady

I have two sites where the data in GWT has done this Site 1 past 90 days Site 2 past 28 days Notice the huge drop-offs in data - but when I look at any other analytics tools such as GA or the stats ...
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In Google Analytics traffic channels, what's the difference between "direct" and "(direct)"?

What is the difference between direct and (direct)? Under Acquisition-> All Traffic-> Channels-> Other, the first two sources are (direct) followed by direct. Both have the same medium: direct. ...
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How do I redirect direct image paths to my website?

I recently noticed that some of the images on my Wordpress website are the pages with the most visits according to Google Analytics. The images could be accessed by clicking them. The result was the ...
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How do you explore the reasons of losing traffic with Google Analytics?

Let's say: you had 10k visitors per month on average in the year 2014, you have only 5k visitors per month on average in the year 2017 i.e. the traffic has suffered a -50%. What tools does Google ...
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Traffic Dip because of wrong schema code? [duplicate]

I just added a "job post schema code" on my page. And then i noticed that the traffic for that page dropped down. Below is the code, Can anyone tell me is this code all good? I checked it with Google ...
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Do URL Tracking parameters used on internal links override the inital Google Analytics traffic sources?

To test the success of various banners and CTA images that we have put across multiple pages on our website, we are tagging them with URL builders' parameters to track the source, medium and campaign. ...
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Three Year Old Website with no traffic versus a fresh wordpress website [closed]

I made a price comparison engine about 3-4 years ago in asp.net mvc. Kept making changes now and then. Added a "news" and "apps" section where daily tech news and app updates are posted. At once there ...
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how to increase my blog traffic? [duplicate]

hi Im a newbie and I have been assigned a task for improving traffic to my company blog posts. how can I gain traffic through refferal traffic and improve my position in SERP. and also how to frame ...
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Where does campaign source "LIN" come from in Google Analytics?

We are running digital campaigns on two websites and both are recording a top traffic driver where the campaign source = LIN. There are no other campaign parameters (campaign, medium, etc.) and we ...
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Why does Ahrefs still report low organic traffic for our site?

I'm using Ahrefs.com for backlink analysis. The site has grown significantly in last months - this website. The number of indexed pages is around 1040 at the moment. Also, our blog has produced some ...
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How to close a website for a few months without affecting SEO?

I have a website with around 5,000 organic traffic per month. My hosting company asked me to move to VPS because my site is using too many resources. I can't go VPS now because of financial problems....
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Compare mobile vs. desktop traffic statistics for other websites

Is there any way to discover mobile-versus-desktop traffic statistics for any given website? I'm currently building a website and it would be incredibly beneficial to me if I could find this ...
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How can I monitor traffic on unused domains to determine which would be most popular?

I recently bought a handful of similar domains. None of the domains are currently hosted, but if I were to host a blank page with a tracking code on each of them I would be able to monitor incoming ...

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