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how to watch website traffic

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Lauriat, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Lauriat

    Lauriat Power Member

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    Hi, i have big forum website, how can i monitor website traffic? I want to be able to check traffic for specific pages and for entire website together.
     
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    There are certain plugins and analyizes :)
     
  3. blogzandstuff

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    Google analytics surely
     
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    Google analytics helps you to analyze the data to determine which traffic sources, search engines, advertising sources, or referral sources provide the highest quality traffic to your website. It is the most advanced and functional web analytical program available.
     
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    +1 for Google Analytics.
     
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    Not al all
     
  7. fizz707

    fizz707 Regular Member

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    Thumbs up for Google Analytics, that's actually most widely spread, used and trusted tool to measure traffic to your website. A lot of SEO tools offer to fetch data from your Analytics account, which is quite handy cause you can have rank monitoring, keyword analysis, reports on traffic all in one place.
     
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    robinmym Power Member

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    Use Google Analytics. It's the gold standard for website traffic monitoring. ...
    Filter out your own traffic. ...
    Filter out “bad referer” traffic like that from semalt.com and buttons-for-website.com. ...
    Google Analytics collects a ton of information.
     
  9. Asterixpro

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    Google Analytics, Clicky, metrica.yandex.com, there are several great alternatives!
     
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    In short, my vote is for google analytics tried and trusted one out their.
     
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    Google analytics, the best one for this.
     
  12. Costello

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    Yep Google Analytics is by far the best
     
  13. MrValdemar

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    analytics obviously, but its interesting coz I havent read much about analytics for forums, not sure how they work, but I reckon theres a good argument to make the forums URL friendly so you can recognise the content of each page

    its funny cos forum experts always told me there made no difference if the urls were gibberish or friendly, but in analytics it surely makes a difference, doesnt it?
     
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    Google analytics is the best of all...
     
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    Did Google improve Analytics or what? 'Cause last time I used it it was a very poor experience for me.
     
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    For dark social traffic, be sure that you're using proper UTM tagging. Otherwise, these hits won't pass back things like referral headers. You can see the aggregate of your UTM parameters and any other analytics in GA, as many others have said.
     
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    Install Google Analytics...
     
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    When the average person visits a website for the first time, their eyes follow an F-pattern.
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  20. David Jones

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    of course google analytics is one of the best for watching traffic.