12 votes
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Spike in Traffic from "Facebot Twitterbot" user agent

This is the iMessages app's crawler (from the users phone itself, not a Apple server). Apple has chosen to use this useragent in their iMessages app to ensure the unfurling of the URL and the rich ...
GuidedHacking's user avatar
11 votes

Is large scale of 301 redirects for URL change harmful for SEO?

This is actually outdated. It is now stated that there is no link equity lost through 301 redirects. However, there are still risks linked with changing the URL structure and redirecting. For example, ...
Kirsty Simms's user avatar
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8 votes

How to close a website for a few months without affecting SEO?

Unfortunately, you can't take down your website, or hide it from search engines, and not take a hit in the SERPs. If the search engines have you in the index, they'll come to your site to crawl it ...
Henry Visotski's user avatar
5 votes

Does country blocking affect SEO?

The main Google bot is visiting your site with a California IP address- there are some 'localized' versions but they do not always crawl your site with the same frequency/debt. Check google support ...
Dirk Ceuppens's user avatar
5 votes

What should I check first to explain over 300% increase in organic traffic in 1 day?

You have to first open your analytics and analyze all the landing pages. Go to Behavior then landing pages.| When you do that check the pages that received the most hits and collect all the keywords ...
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Estimation of organic traffic loss while rebranding

This depends on your time, effort and methods. With a 301 redirect (if pages exists on the new domain) you pass on about 95% of your page value. Keep your oldDomain as long as viable, with a 301 ...
Martijn's user avatar
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5 votes

How can I monitor traffic on unused domains to determine which would be most popular?

I were to host a blank page with a tracking code on each of them I would be able to monitor incoming traffic to each domain, correct? Correct, although I would avoid a completely blank page and at ...
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5 votes
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How to close a website for a few months without affecting SEO?

Firstly, resources are very cheap these days so, I guess you can find way around. It is not recommended to make your website offline for that long as it will impact on ranking, you may be able to ...
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4 votes
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Graph that shows bounce rate overlaid with the organic traffic per day in Google Analytics

In Analytics: Acquisition > Channels click on "Organic Search" - this gives the report with the evolution of organic traffic. On the top of this graph you see Sessions vs (Select a Metric) - click on ...
Dirk Ceuppens's user avatar
4 votes

How can Similarweb.com monitor traffic of one website they don't own?

Your Website is not monitored: They do not monitor your website traffic, they simply estimate your website traffic, exactly the same way Alexa estimates it. This is mentioned on both SimilarWeb and ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
4 votes

Does https site conversion affects organic traffic?

Our site has lost substantial traffic after moving to HTTPS. Keyword here is moving. If you just changed everything over to HTTPS from HTTP (and got rid of the HTTP version), then many robots that ...
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4 votes

50% traffic coming from a single IP on website

Arin.net shows that this is /16 subnet mask meaning that RGH has 65K IP address in their subnet. That's quite a few IP addresses given that many companies NAT their internal networks anymore for ...
Trebor's user avatar
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4 votes

Merge a small site into a larger one while preserving SEO

The standard practice is what you already suggest, moving the pages and setting up redirections (make sure to redirect each page to its new equivalent). However, 301 redirects do not preserve all of ...
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4 votes

Where's the Google Analytics 4.0 website traffic reports like Universal Analytics had?

Does anyone know how to get the same reports the old Google Analytics had using the new Google Analytics 4? Short answer, you cant. GA4 is departure from the "old style" Universal GA. ...
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3 votes
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Does country blocking affect SEO?

Here's another opinion from a different perspective. Blocking can affect SEO, but you should think about this stuff: How about blocking or filtering visitors automatically based on their IP address? ...
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3 votes

How to block baidu spiders

Just decided to block Baidu as the amount of traffic it was giving us was too negligible for their aggressive scanning. In addition, they now run an agent that impersonates a browser and launches ...
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3 votes
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Unusual drop in traffic

This sounds to me like a Google Penalty issue. A sharp decline such as what you have shown that has lasted for 4 months the way your graph shows, in combination with your assertion that greater than ...
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
3 votes
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What could cause a page to stop from appearing on StumbleUpon?

Well, this is little bit too broad because there could be a numerous reasons for this, but I'll try to narrow down. You are banned. From this article here you can see many reasons for account being ...
Josip Ivic's user avatar
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3 votes
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How to figure out the monthy views of your website via Google Analytics

So, really, the 'pageviews' is a more accurate barometer of our monthly visits, correct? No. Visits and Pageviews are by definition different things. A visit consists of at least one (usually more) ...
Eike Pierstorff's user avatar
3 votes

Compare mobile vs. desktop traffic statistics for other websites

ANY: No. You need to have control on the website. Having said that, tools like semrush, can give you some insight on competition but not quite exact data about mobile vs desktop.
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3 votes

Why does Ahrefs still report low organic traffic for our site?

All third party tools(Ahrefs, Semrush, Moz, Majestic) are inaccurate when it comes to analysis traffic, because webmaster have not shared any information with them. Neither they are search engine like ...
Goyllo's user avatar
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3 votes

Will Google de-index pages with zero to very low traffic?

Google doesn't look directly at traffic, but they do calculate your page's importance to determine whether it should be indexed. If Google determines that your page is of very low importance on the ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
3 votes

DMCA notice and takedown on one page affecting traffic on other pages

Yes, if the date of the DMCA notice and the fall in traffic overlap or are in the vicinity of one another (and assuming that everything else was constant) its almost certain that the drop in traffic ...
Anuvesh's user avatar
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3 votes

How can I see the Browser Version on a google analytic report?

In Google Analytics 4, go to Explore -> Free-form, and set the following dimensions: Browser Browser version In Rows, add: Browser Browser version You should see the browser and browser version ...
Andrei Karpuszonak's user avatar
2 votes

Is Google rationing the number of hits my website receives?

Google's search ranking algorithms are commercial secrets, so it is hard to prove one way or the other whether they are rationing clicks. However, we can do some simple statistical analysis that gives ...
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2 votes
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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 guess your website is not https and since most traffic comes from github.com, which has https, the referrer will not be set. You can read it on the RFC page A user agent MUST NOT send a Referer ...
Jurik's user avatar
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2 votes

How can I use Google Analytics to tell what the least busy time of the week is on a website?

It is as simple as pressing the "Hourly" button on the graph after selecting a week's time period. Then you get something like this: You can pick the lowest trough from that graph. When you mouse ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
2 votes

How to do I stop a bot from from excessively crawling my Blogger site?

If you are unable to trace the traffic source then how can you say it is a bot ? I think, you have missed something. Go through analytics once again, I am sure you will find the culprit. If it is a ...
Mir Hammad's user avatar
2 votes

Is AdWords worth using for forums?

For the forums, you need to play a long game and make the forum as an asset. As of now, you planning to send the traffic to the forum and make money right? It may or may not work, It depends on a lot ...
Suresh Kumar Gondi's user avatar
2 votes

Google Analytics traffic surge from China, not real visitor, Baidu?

You can check your hostname to see if there's some other website mistakenly put your GA code on his/her page. The other possibility is that someone in China copied your page without changing your GA ...
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