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Any way to detect where "direct" visitors come from? Massive traffic blast today

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mak3r, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. mak3r

    mak3r Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey

    I have quite a new whitehat site (it's less then 3 month old)

    i didn't put much effor in it until like seeral weeks ago

    i don't have lots of traffic now, small nubmer, because i don't have that much content

    Usually I got like 10-50 visitors a day from different soruces (via links from different site, twitter shares etc)

    But today something happend and i see MASSIVE increase in traffic to my last article - I already got almost 1000 visitors to it alone today I have like 40 active readers on that page at the moment, yesterday I got 40 visitors for 24hours lol

    Is there a way I can determine where they come "from"? I assume my article got shared somewhere but I can;t understand where and why


    Ps those are real visitors from different countries, different IPs,they spend different time on page and part of them read other articles as well
     
  2. mak3r

    mak3r Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    guys please help now I have around 100 active readers wtf is going on
     
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    It's kind of hard to say, that's why it's important to track everything. Who knows someone may have used your article to send to their email subscribers.
     
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    thx a lot for you post, I assume it can be email ...

    The other thing - I noticed several visitors from flipboard.com today - do u know what it is? i can't understand how people can come to my site from there
     
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    If you have link building or a feature on another sit, that would be direct from another site. Take a deep breath, it is quite normal. Think of this like forum posting, have a link in your signature? Those are direct visits from the site.
     
  6. mak3r

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    99% of them are using mobile/tablets

    thatsn't not "organic" thing for sure. maybe someone trying to do negative seo through imitating low quality user experience? or I just don't know
     
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    i assume must be from FlipBoard app on mobile or tablets.
    It is an app that collects news from different sources and shows them to user, like a page fliping format.
    Any of yours articles must be featured there
     
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    Flipboard appears to be a mobile news sharing site and I can assume your article got shared.
     
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    Check the referrers section of your analytics report. If you can't find it, switch to a different analytics tool. I recommend Clicky and Google Analytics.
     
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    Yeah, guys you seem to be right.

    My article was shared/featured somewhere in Flipboard, now I got like 60 referral visitors from flipboard, though all the massive traffic from it come as "direct'

    i don't know how to find the actual shared post on
    Flipboard though


    is this app really that big that a single "share" in it drives THOUSANDS of visitors? I got more than 2500 visitors already and still have 40-70 active people on site everytime I check.

    And how the hell I was featured there? And why do people click on my link, my niche is not one of "popular' and fun ones like Funny Quotes or Vines and such stuff

    omg so many questions
     
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    Flipboard is loaded onto Samungs phones.. Anyone with a Galaxy can swipe left and it's open. Not a bad app as far as bloat goes.
     
  12. wizdorf

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    Throw on some livechat plugin when this happens and ping a few people and ask where they are coming from. Eventually you'll find an answer.
     
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