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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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 Block Bot Strategy

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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How to figure out the monthy views of your website via Google Analytics

I'm trying to figure out how to view monthly visits our sites get. It's tracked via Google Analytics. So, I've looked at various links within Google Analytics, i.e., 'Audience', 'Acquisition', '...
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If I merge related webpages, will I lose more niche traffic that might be going to each separately?

I'm wondering if anyone has advice on when to merge related pages, or keep them separate. Example, I have two pages currently for a music website: One page is for music recordings and the other is ...
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Sudden drop in page views? [closed]

My page views are suddenly dropped from 6000 to 2000 page views from yesterday.Is there any problem with server?please help me to fix.i have checked webmaster tools , everything is fine there.my site ...
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How can i see traffic souces in YouTube [closed]

How can i see the traffic sources from YouTube Analytics ex:Fb, Twitter Is there any other tools to find the sources
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Estimation of organic traffic loss while rebranding

Is it in general possible to calculate the loss of organic traffic while rebranding (new domain+brand name)? Which data would you take and how would you estimate it? In which units would you ...
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How does howhunter.com get so much traffic from United States. [closed]

I checked traffic of howhunter.com by similarweb.com. It shows 454.6k visits in the month of January. This website has very limited number of backlinks, very little social marketing. I wonder how this ...
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Lead forum traffic to a website

I'm running a small and old forum which got rankings here and there, but I created new pages on the website to provide a better helping source. The goal is to have even better rankings with these new ...
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What should I check first to explain over 300% increase in organic traffic in 1 day?

On 12th of Jan organic traffic increased ovet 300% whereas paid traffic dropped tremendously. I checked all the tags and they all work fine. I'm worried that there's a miscalculation. What should I ...
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Indexing trouble in Google after HTTPs conversion and traffic decline [duplicate]

Our online platform was http://example.com/ We have just added SSL traffic from Dec 1 and from there site is getting low traffic and now 90% traffic is down. https://www.example.com/ is our main ...
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Fake organic traffic from baidu to one particular page

Recently I started to have spikes in organic traffic coming from baidu to one particular page of my site. First of all, my site has a Chinese version and I do need visitors from China. So I don't ...
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Google Analytics traffic surge from China, not real visitor, Baidu?

UPDATE2: Seems this all comes from Baidu crawlers, here's some outputcreated by GoAccess analyzing our logs. We've restricted the the following user-agent which seems to be used by them: Mozilla/5....
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Is large scale of 301 redirects for URL change harmful for SEO?

I have changed the URL for a large portion of my website (150,000+ URLs) to follow a SEO-friendly structure like all lower-case and hyphenated URLs (earlier they were capitalized at places and had ...
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Does https site conversion affects organic traffic?

Our site has lost substantial traffic after moving to HTTPS. Most of our Posts which were on first page are on 5-6th page now! We started around 1st Dec and it is continuously dropping since then. ...
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What's a good strategy to prepare my hosting for a huge spike in traffic? [duplicate]

A regular small website doesn't need dedicated high powered servers on a daily basis for hosting. But cheap $10-$20 a month hosting will probably cripple fairly quickly under a traffic spike. What ...
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How can Similarweb.com monitor traffic of one website they don't own?

The title is self-explained, darn I have to type and match 30 characters constraint
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AdSense deductions for Invalid Traffic - is that's the reason?

More than $2,700 has been deducted this month from my earnings at AdSense for invalid traffic. The only new thing about my account this month is that I opened a new website. All that revenue is coming ...
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Is AdWords worth using for forums?

I have a free £75 coupon for Google AdWords but it says they require me to pay £25 to use the coupon so i am questioning if i should run a campaign or not since i run a forum earning with Adsense ...
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Since Penguin 4.0 my Google rankings dropped. They remain low despite site cleanup

My website was built in January 2015, and most of our keywords related to our content ranked very well in google search results before Sept.23 2016. It's like we were punished by Penguin 4.0 because ...