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Mysterious Direct traffic Appearing

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by socialnetwork0utlaw, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. socialnetwork0utlaw

    socialnetwork0utlaw Newbie

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    Hey, my website is 2 weeks old and I used to get arround 10-20 users a day until yesterday. Suddenly people started entering directly as Analytics show. Yesterday and today I have around 80 users and I cannot understand where they saw my site at. Note that this is not google traffic but Direct? Somebody know what is going on cuz i am confused? :/
     
  2. wizard04

    wizard04 Elite Member

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    did you share you website in any social media?
    I know IG traffic shows up as direct, I can say also some of the twitter traffic shows up as direct.
    Also the direct traffic can be bots.
     
  3. socialnetwork0utlaw

    socialnetwork0utlaw Newbie

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    Well I have FB and Twitter but I haven't done anything special there and I have only few fans. I am pretty sure these are not bots, because they come from various locations and i have 5 new registered users in the site. I posted a topic in yahoo group but the traffic came 12 hours after that. The users are almost 100% new visitors. :/ Actually I can't even find my yahoo group message anymore. I also searched for my exact domain in google from last 2 days - nothing appears.

    Edit: Ok, i found my yahoo post and it has a direct link - traffic from there would be shown as reffered from yahoo and according to G analytics, i don't have even 1 visitor from there

    PP what is "IG" traffic?
     
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  4. Seven4

    Seven4 Power Member

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    I'm guessing IG is instagram traffic. But it is quite possible that that traffic comes from different bots. It's not unusual at all.
     
  5. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    It's probably referral spam. It's the new lamer website spam. Are you sure it's direct and not referrals?
     
  6. Euphorix

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    If he didn't buy bots why would they be coming?