During the high traffic period your server should be able to handle all requests made by visitors to your website.
But there are some limits in concurrent connections handled by the server. So it's best to serve the page requests as fast as possible.
Here are some suggestions to consider in these situations,
Application level improvements:
1. Minimize HTTP ...
Whether you should care about this 1% depends on what website your building. If you're doing e-commerce and you have analyzed your audience a bit you can probably estimate if that ...
Search engines have no way of knowing what traffic your website gets so it can't be used as a ranking metric in their algorithm. (Google has clearly stated that Google Analytics data is not used in their ranking algorithm).
Even if they did, the number of visits would not be a good judge of relevance as it is easy to artificially inflate your number of ...
First of all, I'd recommend Cloudflare. You can create a free basic account and it will route traffic via local data centers to minimise the amount of server hops. Cloudflare's also great for caching content and has DDOS protection.
Other than that, try to trim the fat from your service layer. Make sure you don't have any overly bloated database queries ...
"Count of Sessions" is "The number of visitors with X sessions during this time period".
You have far more than 123,649 users during the specified time. You had 123,649 users that visited exactly once (one session) in this time period. You had 2,419 users who visited the site exactly 8 times.
To get the number of visitor who visited more than 8 times,...
Consider load testing your site. There are free tools available such as JMeter, The Grinder, and Gatling, which can simulate large numbers of visitors to your site.
By testing the impact of heavy traffic ahead of time, you can determine whether any tuning you've done has been effective, and look at further tuning if not.
Google can measure visitors if the website is a click through on their search engine and this is across the board with all the other search engines. Google has never directly confirmed that trends of clicks actually matters or not, through it would make logical sense that this would be true.
So other than having direct access to your server there is no way ...
It is simple. In your JSFiddle you put your code. I mean Google Analytics of your website. something like this .change the id to yours.
Are these bots that index my site(s) or are they malicious by nature and should be banned using an IP deny filter?
You tell us. If they're interacting with your site as any normal user would there is no need to block them. If they're using the site more than visitors from other regions then your site may appeal to them then users from other regions.
I would think the simplest option would be to contact barber/salon owners and inform them that your site exists, that their business is listed, and that as an owner, they have the opportunity to have their satisfied customers post a positive comment on your site to increase their customer base.
Bare in mind that you will need to make this really simple for ...
No, unfortunately it's not literally 100,000 different people. More accurately, it's 100,000 different cookie values. A user can visit your site for the very first time and be counted with a first unique visit, but if they clear their cookies, or log in from a different computer, or do private browsing, then a subsequent visit would be "unique" again. So ...
Sometimes Google Analytics metrics can be tricky to understand, but there are a few places where you can get more info about it, namely:
Google Analytics Developers API
Analytics Help - Metrics and Dimentions, here
Directly replying to your question, here's what you'll want to know while quoting this article here:
User: The total number of users for the ...
More than users, you may also have to think about how search engines interpret the content on the web page if a large percentage of the site's visitors ...
Search Engine may know about visits to orphaned (i.e. no inbound links) websites based on users who may have a toolbar installed that is reporting browsing activity back to the search engine. Whether this is used as a ranking signal is debatable.
Also if you use a tool such as Google Analytics then Google in this case will certainly know a great deal about ...
If you're on 1and1, likely you're looking for cheap hosting. Cheap hosting means you tend to do everything under one box. A major pain point for hosting is that when you host everything on the same box, you're splitting resources between to important parts of your site:
Your web server (Apache, Nginx, etc)
Your database (MySQL, PostGreSQL, etc)
And being ...
This is very simple, find this at Behaviour > Site Content > All Pages
This gives the full overview for:
time on page
Page Value (when used with Goal)
To get these exact pages, you will need to perform an advanced filter with this filter:
Include Page Begins With /listing/
This is one of my ...
A user is identified by a long term cookie. A user is typically a person on a particular device. The same person would not become a new new user unless they switched devices (tablet to phone to computer, etc), switched browsers, entered private browsing, or cleared their cookies. Two people would usually not be identified as the same user unless they ...
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) Pageviews.
You have basically three levels of aggregation:
Pageviews - no aggregation at all
Visits - a visit is a session in GA, i.e. one or more ...
You can't. Site Speed (as the metric is defined in Analytics) is attributed to pages, not users. You can add the typical secondary dimensions when exploring these statistics, but these dimensions don't include users.
You should be able to get a decent idea of page speeds by whatever metrics might be a deciding factor (new vs returning, for example) by ...
The difference is likely to be in the amount of time a visitor is assumed to be on the site after they view a page. For Google Analytics, the default is 30 minutes. I can't find documentation on on the WAU site about he assumptions they are making, but they may be measuring the number of visitors in the past hour or few hours.
Google Analytics also has ...
If you're looking to do individualized tracking, there was a good discussion about this here on Stack Overflow, in which you would need to add additional info to your current tracking tag to identify a user as User-X.
You would essentially be setting up a custom variable to track each user, and could then filter based on that custom variable. They also ...
You should create a separate View for just desktop visits and create two filter to exclude mobile and tablet visits.
Create A New View:
Go to Admin -> View -> Create New View -> Name it - Desktop Only
Create you Filters
1) Go to Admin -> Desktop Only View -> Filters -> New Filter
2) Filter (Exclude Mobile) -> Filter Type: Custom Filter -> Exclude -> ...
Since you are publishing examples, the best way to use them in your site is to have clear descriptions of what the code does, elaborate the idea that you are showing, the reason why you choose something instead of another option, some caveats, what you accomplish with that code, how can you call it, or integrate it, or whatever is related to the piece of ...
You can't. Unless they share their data with you or publish it the best you can do is guess. The closest you can get is Alexa but their data is not accurate and gets worse as you get further away from the top sites.
Segment page views in the GA overview are NOT limited to the page in your segment. Rather, the overview shows the total number of pages seen by visits matching your segment. So the bigger PV numbers show how many pages were viewed across your website by people who, in any visit, went to a page with the /em/.
Larger problem is that your overview example ...
I took a course back in the day on web marketing however I am no pro in that area. My opinion is, I think social media is hard to compete with left or right and I'm betting that's what is happening to you. My best answer is to create an attraction to the comment section of your site, you have to get your name out there.
As one person said, advertise, ...
Your question kinda brings up a weird point that people are not aware of.
Some HR ATS software will scour the Internet for CV's and categorize them. These links can be shared through databases. Every time a CV search is conducted within the ATS software, it is possible that the HR will check the web page for updates. Some ATS cache for a period, some ping ...
Should non-consenting visitors be kicked out
It depends on the use of the cookie, as this ICO page says:
An online furniture store requires customers to consent to their details being shared with other homeware stores as part of the checkout process. The store is making consent a condition of sale – but sharing the data with other stores is not necessary ...
That can happen when you are registering hits as events with non-interaction. Check Google's official post for further information:
It's possible for the value of the metric Sessions to be less than the
value of New Users. The reason is that Sessions is not incremented in
cases where a session only consists of non-interaction events. In