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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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 ...
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Excluding Google Analytics spam by referral

I've been reading up on how to filter out spam from Google Analytics. In this case, I'm trying to filter out the spam that shows up under referrals. In the Filter Pattern field of Analytics, I have ...
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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 can I increased my site traffic [duplicate]

My website releated to entertainment and movies trailer and review based site, my site viewers list actually very low, I have set keywords which is found from google keywords planner. And created ...
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How to track set of pages with common URL in Google Analytics

I want to see how many people visit some forms on my website. Since I have around a thousand forms, I just want to check how many people visited any of these forms that share the same URL, save for ...
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Should a subdirectory or subdomain also be moved to https?

Many have reported a loss of traffic when moving from http to https. The reasons for this are not clear. Could NOT shifting a subdirectory or subfolder to https be a reason for the loss of ranking ...
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Unusual drop in traffic [closed]

I've had a software development portfolio/ blog for a few years with Google Analytics installed on it. I'm not really that bothered about how much traffic the site gets, but nevertheless it's ...
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What could cause a page to stop from appearing on StumbleUpon?

I've got a page that got some attention from stumbleupon (~100 likes and ~2700 views), and then suddenly 'disappeared' - stumbles stopped completely. The page content wasn't changed in any way. ...
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According to Google Analytics 80% of my visitors are “direct”, but I suspect that isn't true, what can I do?

I have a small site representing a software hosted on github.io domain. I use Google Analytics. For the last week or so, I get this statistics at the user acquisition tab: Visits ...
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Over 30% of my web site traffic is mistaken foreign traffic. How can I minimize SEO damage (bounce rates, context, audience relevance)?

Despite owning my .com domain name for almost twenty years, a new Indian TV show with the same name as my domain is entering its second season, and I can't figure out how to mitigate the damage. ...
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The German keywords with high monthly searches and good ranks in Google haven't any traffic

I have some questions about German SEO. Some words we are optimizing have high monthly search, and good rank in Google.de, but these pages focusing on the keywords don't have any traffic. What's wrong ...
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Why indexation raised a lot but visits didn´t?

My website raised its indexing ten times from a day to the next one literally. It went from about 500K pages to 5 million but the visits have not been increased: absolutely nothing. They even went a ...
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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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Does country blocking affect SEO?

I was getting frequent attack on my website from overseas countries when it started becoming popular in SEO. As my business is totally based in Australia, I thought it would be better to block all ...
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Google webmaster International targeting “United States” will it work for SEO?

I have started a brand new website. Basically, It will be product review base website. I will promote Amazon products on that website. After little experiment, I have found that, if US people buy 15 ...
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How do I filter traffic from IE7 in Google Analytics?

I would like to filter all traffic from IE7 to our website in Google Analytics. Because of some back-end controls we use for a desktop app, we have an unusually large amount from that browser, even ...
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How can I use Google Analytics to tell what the least busy time of the week is on a website?

I'm needing to do some maintenance on a site, and I'd like to time it for the least busy time of the week. I know how to make a custom report to show what the least busy day is, as well as what the ...
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Graph that shows bounce rate overlaid with the organic traffic per day in Google Analytics

I'm trying to review the bounce-rate of a site after it's been launched, to do so I'm trying to get a graph that shows the bounce-rate overlaid with with the organic traffic per day in Google ...
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Is there a way to guess the keyword traffic for a specific URL using just search engines and page source?

For example, is it possible to guess which keyword searches are driving people to https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-use-postgresql-on-ubuntu-14-04 using just search ...
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60% organic traffic drop after permalink structure change?

On a very large website I have changed the permalink structure, for technical reasons. Every URL is 301 redirected to it's appropriate one. A few days after the change I have noticed a drop in ...
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Rankings in first page of search results but getting almost no traffic?

I'm working on the ecommerce rossanoferretti.com and I'm trying to improve the SEO. I'm in the first page for some specific key phrase that could potentially drive 500K users to the website, but the ...
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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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Using Google Analytics, how can I find the 10 pages with the biggest traffic changes in the last 30 days?

I am looking to find top 10 posts which has gain traffic, lost traffic etc.
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Google search traffic sharp drop in clicks

My site is quite large and has a lot of indexed pages. 75% of my traffic comes from Google Search clicks and has remained quite consistent for most of this year. Two weeks ago I noticed considerably ...
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Does including a script from my domain in a different website increase my SEO rank?

Let's say I create a very popular plugin or JavaScript library. If people include it in their site's pages, linking directly to my website where it is hosted (the script itself), does this increase ...
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Why does blocking IP addresses from China and Ukraine to fight spam also block some legitimate European visitors?

I'm getting hammered by spam requests. I allow guest comments that require pending and got over 20,000 of them in a very short space of time. 99% are from Ukraine or China. To bypass this I have used ...
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Monetise website via Amazon affiliate? Or other means

I have an idea for an information based website that would potentially drive a large amount of traffic to a particular destination. Initially I wanted to drive traffic to the products own website but ...
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Does lightbox ads hurt website traffic

The ad company that I use, publishes ads on my website is now offering a new ad type that is a big ad in a lightbox with a big close button and ad also closes if the user clicks outside the ad (...
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Why does Google Analytics report that I have traffic at a calculator.php URL for my blog?

I frequently see this URL having traffic via Google Analytics although I don't have any page and with that strucuter either. URL - techanger.com/calculator.php?get=windows-8-1-download-link-product-...
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5% Hitleap traffic in Analytics

Some days ago, I published a website so it is not a that popular. 5-6 days later, I saw that about 5% traffic is from hitleap.com, a traffic exchange service. Since it's not me doing this, I thought ...
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Download traffic data for all websites in Google Analytics

My Google Analytics account has access to multiple domains. I could click each domain, go to Acquisition > All Traffic > Channels, and finally click the export button to download the data for each ...
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Web app traffic generation

I have created a small web app to easily transfer text across internet connected devices without relying on native clients. It basically works like pastebin with the addition of displaying a QR code ...
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how sub domain can effect traffic of root domain [duplicate]

we have root domain of a university and every college of university has its own sub domain, just want to know how these domain can effect the traffic of the root domain, recently we did a web audit, ...
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How to understand the categorization of traffic from utm parameter values from externally clicked URLs in Google Universal Analytics?

This page features the six utm parameters you can send from an external link to a page via Google Universal Analytics. And I'm still a little bit confused on the relations between these parameters ...
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Is Google rationing the number of hits my website receives?

Most of the traffic on my website (85%) comes from Google. Most of visits are local to the country of the domain. I see suspiciously repetitive amount of visits each month, round 12.500 with only a ...
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A large percentage of my traffic originates from my own website's IP address [closed]

I've been going through my webalizer stats for the past few months, and on a month to month basis I have noticed this trend. A very high percentage (usually around 20% of traffic by KBytes) belongs ...
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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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Exclude traffic in Google Analytics coming from another page than my homepage

In my site: https://sp-marketing.com I have 2500 employees that enter from: https://sp-marketing.com/soysp/ I want to exclude this page in my report, but I also want to exclude people who first ...
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Preparing for a huge spike in traffic

Our company will be appearing on a prime time TV show this week, and they've told us we can expect around 200,000 visitors on our website all at once. We normally only get about 100 visits per day, ...
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Decrease in index URLs,and drop in traffic [duplicate]

A site that I work for has had a drop in traffic over the last few weeks.and also Decrease in INDEXING the no of URL's . However, having had a look in Google Webmaster tools, there has been a big ...
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Can you use Google Analytics to figure out which pages got clicks from search engines? (The landing pages report is polluted with other data)

Related to this question How can pages which aren't indexed be reported as landing pages in Google Analytics? I need to be able to find out which pages are being found in the SERPs using Google ...
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Can GWT search impressions drop because I haven't published new articles for a while?

Can GWT search impressions drop because I haven't published new articles for a while? Both my traffic and search impressions have dropped over christmas, but now it is the 29th and it still keeps ...
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How can pages which aren't indexed be reported as landing pages in Google Analytics?

In Google Analytics I have thousands of landing pages reported, however on checking some of them they aren't indexed in Google, this is expected as the have robots NOINDEX tag in the source code. So ...
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Do HTML errors affect search impressions/ traffic? [duplicate]

Do HTML errors affect search impressions? (The errors shown in red when right-clicking the bottom-right-hand corner of a website.) And can correcting them eventually improve traffic? I had lots of ...
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Does robot traffic visiting your website have any advantages?

What are the advantages of having bot traffic on your website? Will it raise your SEO ranking on Google? Real visitors would raise awareness of your product and site, but the visitors I'm seeing ...