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How to get back referral traffic from googleapis.com?

My website is one year old. I was writing on my website for the last year but hardly got any traffic. But in the first week of this year, the website got huge traffic of 20k visits per day (while it ...
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How to Track AdSense Abusive Traffic in Google Analytics?

My website has received some direct traffic from USA New York, which has 79 Users with 83 Sessions and it caused 307 Ads clicks of US$2k+ in revenue with 389 page views. 90% of the revenue is from &...
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Which web hosting can handle (+1000 clicks per day)? [duplicate]

I'm working on a site on which i'll start the marketing campaign in two weeks from now, so i have some concerns with my current hosting EasyWP (Namecheap), it seems they are low in performance with a ...
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Large number of hits from IP addresses that reverse lookup to "cache.google.com"

We are seeing a large amount of server requests by IP addresses claiming to be cache.google.com and they are coming from all sorts of (unexpected) countries too. Currently the FW blocks servers that ...
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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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SYNC_NOT_REQUIRED in request URL leads to 404

We have noticed that our website Nginx access logs have quite a bit of 404 requests for very strange URLS that end in SYNC_NOT_REQUIRED Example: 75.139.245.82 - - [12/Dec/2019:22:36:29 +0000] "...
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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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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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Drop in Inquiries through Web while no drop in Web Traffic

I want to ask this from those who might have encountered or may be aware of such a situation. We are operating since 1998 through web and our decent chunk of business comes from web inquiries (...
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Can UTM tags be used for internal links tracking in Mixpanel?

I've always thought that using UTM parameters for internal links would significantly skew data (incorrect attribution and actual number of sessions), at least when Google Analytics is the engine ...
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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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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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Eve of 2018: It is possible for third parties to know our web stats?

As per today at the end of 2017, is it possible for someone (like a 3rd party organization or a competitor) to know exactly our web traffic stats? As a webmaster, I don't engage or sign up with Alexa ...
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Does a link with rel=noopener pass a referrer, or does it appear as direct traffic [closed]

I want to know about target="_blank" rel="noopener" traffic channel resource. would be referral or Direct? If a user finds out the post in Google Search, What would it be Organic or Direct? I am a bit ...
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What % can be regarded as "normal" "not viewed traffic" reported in AWStats?

Recently statistics for my site is about 50% "not viewed traffic". This seems much as many robots are blocked. What % of "not viewed traffic" can be regarded as "normal"? Is my site under attack when ...
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Is it ok to block search engine bots from China and Russia on USA based eCommerce site?

After blocking all traffic from China and Russia ( using Incapsula ) on an eCommerce application which only ship into USA, I noticed a significant performance improvement. Is there any drawback of ...
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How to redirect to any domain [duplicate]

Simple question I own a domain and from that domain i want to redirect users who opens my old domain URL to my New Domain URL.
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Unexplained spike in Affiliate conversions

I've been seeing a massive conversion spike in affiliate sales (Pepperjam single advertiser). But no change in traffic. I'll show three months below, but I could just as easily go back years and the ...
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Why do GA campaign codes appear in source/medium lists when they don't link to the page?

I am viewing this Google Analytics report for one page on my website: Google Analytics > Behaviour > Site Content > Secondary Dimension > Source/Medium I've also tried using this method ...
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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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Traffic from traffic exchange redirect to my website

When you are using Google AdSense to profit from your website, and you use Traffic Exchange Google will ban you, but I was just thinking: Let's say I have website A and website B. I will use traffic ...
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Significant decrease in crawl rate

Below is the graph for my website which has seen a significant decrease in the crawl rate(pages crawled per day) Here is the graph for the time to download the page I wanted to know the reason for ...
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Visitors from Traffic Exchange programs

Whilst there are answers for getting visitors from Traffic Exchange programs and its effects on SEO and AdSense. I don't actually have an exchange program however I am seeing my site get traffic from ...
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How do I find more information about a segment of direct traffic in Google Analytics?

For the last month, one of my Websites receives on average of 50 “Direct traffic” visits daily from San Francisco, California. My business targets the UK, so I wonder why I get this much traffic ...
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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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Why do I get "irrelevant" URLs in the full referrer field in google analytics?

When looking in Google Analytics for referrers to a specific page, I use the following: Navigate to Behaviour > Site Content > All Pages Search and select the page that I need. Secondary dimension > ...
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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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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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Suspicious Web Traffic from Amazon.com ISP

Just a few hours back I was checking my logs when I found a whole bunch of traffic from IP address 54.174.xx.xx and ISP Amazon.com (validated from Google analytics). It lasted for an hour and then ...
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Why would the Alexa traffic rank be low and Alexa have no information about visitors?

When a website is ranking below 200,000 on Alexa and the Audience Demographics graphic is all empty with no information about the visitors what could be the reason for this? Could it be crawlers ...
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What is the best way to detect if the traffic is legit or (bot) not?

We are planning to start program something similar to youtube where users get paid as per views. But problem we are facing is that people will game the system and send traffic using botnets to gain ...
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Google Analytics is showing visits unrelated to my domain

I recently set up a professional portfolio website on my own domain. After a few weeks of Google Analytics, I was surprised and even impressed to have such a high volume of traffic. However, it ...
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Hundreds of requests to the same page from legitimate visitor

I am seeing an odd scenario in our apache access logs. We are running Magento EE and every once in awhile I will get an alert that DB connections have spiked. On several occasions I have been able to ...
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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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What could be causing heavy bursts of traffic from single IP address to old inactive URL

Looking at Google Analytics recently I noticed a strange phenomenon. For the past few weeks I had 3 unique users making 600 requests for an URL that is not being used anymore. I investigated further ...
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Has anyone else faced a sudden drastic drop in Web Traffic from Nov 17-22, 2014? The Direct/None Traffic in Google Analytics?

I can't figure out why my website traffic has tremendously dropped in the last few days. It started on Nov 17 to be precise. It's the direct/none traffic. All other traffic seems to remain ...
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What does "selling traffic" mean?

I've been told that a marketing team want to "sell the traffic" of a website rather than sell adverts on the site. A Google wasn't very successful as to what this means. I thought perhaps it just ...
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Drop in traffic but increase in pages crawled per day

I saw a drop in traffic of my website in early September 2014. But, if I check the "Crawl Stats" in Google Webmaster Tools, I see an increase in "Pages Crawled per day" and "Kilobytes downloaded per ...
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How do websites like trafficestimate.com and digsitesvalue estimate web traffic?

I am curious as to how trafficestimate and digsitesvalue work or where they get their data. trafficestimate.com basically estimates how much traffic my web site gets. My initial thought was that ...
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80% of Website Traffic coming from Just one Town in USA - Strange?

For the last month, 80% of my total traffic was coming from just one Town in the USA. Here are the attributes: It is one of the richest towns in California in USA which defies logic since I run a ...
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Public data about a website I do not own

I am looking at a competitors site. The site is technologically advanced but I do not believe it is efficient in converting visitors to customers. I would like to look at any publically available ...
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Why would \x escaped URLs appear in my WAMP server logs?

I have set up a local WAMP on my server which is accessible over the internet. What is this strange traffic? Normal request traffic would look like this: /directiory/index.php, but those requests are ...
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Sudden "organic" traffic growing after AdWords campaign starting

The situation: My site had no organic traffic from Google. It has some referral traffic. After I have launched adwords, my "organic" traffic increased, but not "paid" and no money has been spent in ...
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Do videos bring more traffic than backlinks in general?

Yesterday, I had a conversion with a friend who was implementing SEO techniques on his websites a couple of years ago. He also stopped this activity since then. He claims that relevant YouTube ...
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Why would impressions and traffic dropped by 70% after focusing on more specific keywords

Can anyone advise why my impressions dropped and traffic as well? I used to have very generic keywords such as: anti aging, anti wrinkle, face cream, eye cream. I thought they were bad and made the ...
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How can I increase traffic to my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I increase the traffic to my site? I developed a site with CMS wordpress, I am currently in the phase referencing, I would like to know how I can have to increase ...
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Purchasing traffic effects on SEO

I've recently found some websites which provide a specific number of visits by paying. I'm curious if this is a (very) bad practice for search engines (like Google).
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Analyse reasons for Sudden Drop in Traffic [closed]

My site www canada updates dot com (remove spaces) had decent traffic till a month ago and now it has dropped to about 1/3rd. I would be thankful if any one could help and analyse giving exact reasons ...
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How google handle site traffic in google analytics

I have a site with address www.exam.com and I have put Google analytics javascript scripts in it. I have made an app for my site, I want that everytime a user uses app, he visit the site in the ...
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