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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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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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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Invalid traffic data in GA

Judging by GA statistics, my young site is visited by 20 people a day. At the same time, Hotjar recorded 100 visitors in just 2 hours. These are really unique visitors with long sessions. How is this ...
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Google Search: is there any way to set geolocation of webpages for google organic traffic? Page refereing to new locations have not organic traffic

I have created one website (www.example.com). Which shows details of registered real estate projects in India country. Every projects is located at particular geo location so page related to project ...
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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 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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How to host a single website on multiple servers?

I'm planning on releasing an iOS app that downloads video from my server. If hundreds of people on the launch day try to do this, then my website and the services that my server provides will clearly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Adsense - is it worth setting up?

How much traffic is necessary for adsense to make sense?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Google Analytics, filter ALL but a few URL parameters

My sites is being bombarded with new and old URL parameters. At first I tried to add those to the list of excluded URL parameters. With that list now exceeding 200, I wanted to try and use a GA ...
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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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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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Subdomain versus subdirectory [duplicate]

I recently moved from having a main site like www.example.com with a subdomain associated site yyy.example.com, to moving everything off the subdomain to a subdirectory like www.example.com/yyy/, with ...
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Is it possible to count the number of hits or loads of a webpage without anything fancy?

I know very little, but I do know that I have some server space given by my University with a file called public_html which anyone can load html and other files from. So is there a simple way to add ...
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Driving Traffic from other websites and AdSense?

I own multiple domain names. Most of them are parked with some parking service provider. I also have few WordPress sites I maintain. Last week I applied for AdSense and got accepted, and placed ads. ...
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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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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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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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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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Recovery from URL structure change?

in July this year, we have changed the URL structure of the website from: Post: example.com/blog/post/986/dance/heart-beats-dance-video-by-chinatsu/ Category: example.com/blog/index/cosplay/ to ...
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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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Many requests in my logs to the same obscure page from Opera Mini. What can be the explanation?

I checked my site's logs and I found 20 thousand requests on the same day all to an obscure page of my site. The IP address of the requests belong to Opera Mini. Can someone explain this? I would be ...
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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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What is the best way to launch a website to make it go viral?

Say for example I have a website that has finished BETA and is ready for full launch. I'm at the stage now I want it to be very visible to start getting traffic. Right now, I am just getting some ...
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Google analytics referral path

I run a website at the domain http://www.turkishbasics.com . Google Analytics is however showing the referral path of some of my traffic to be the domain itself (turkishbasics.com). How is this even ...
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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 to do I stop a bot from from excessively crawling my Blogger site?

I just bought a domain for my Blogger site. I noticed an unusual rise in my page views, and I tried to trace the source of the traffic but it's a dead end... This excessive bot traffic got my AdSense ...
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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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