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who the HELL is coming to my site direct?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bartman, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

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    hi
    Is there something wrong with google analytics?
    every day about half the traffic to my site is direct.
    maybe I dont understand the meaning of direct. is direct when someone types my domain name in their address bar and presses enter?

    I am not spamming any blogs with this domain name. who the hell are these people that come direct?
     
  2. mani911

    mani911 Junior Member

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    of course when no website is referring you it means direct. or maybe there is some anonymity in between
     
  3. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yep, could be people with hidden referral, or depending how long your sites been running it could be people who have you bookmarked, or links from outlook or something?

    I don't like ga anyway, I use statcounter;)
     
  4. lapsang

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    "direct" is usually used when someone visit your website without a referer. It could be some kind of anti-referer.
     
  5. TNphoneman

    TNphoneman Senior Member

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    2 of the 4 visitors are probably you... Couldn't resist.

    Are you on my list for the bots to crawl?

    Many times I will enter the url instead of clicking a link.
     
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    GiftGuru Supreme Member

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    lol...good one
     
  7. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It's an Algo, of course it can be gamed.
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    I do it all day long just to mess with your head all the time... seems to be working.

    I also use statcounter like the above poster.
     
  8. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Lol :)
    You using their new interface or still on the old one?
     
  9. bizurk

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    I launched a niche blog a few months ago and started getting like 40 uniques a day. But according to analytics only 20 are from google. The rest are direct. I then found out that a lot of my traffic was from google images.

    So maybe sometimes google considers this direct?
     
  10. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Now that you mention it, think I noticed that with one of my sites actually.
    Found traffic from google images really crap though to be honest - one of my sites gets about 400 uniques per day all from gi and it makes nothing;(
     
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    Direct traffic also comes from bookmarking your website,maybe they like it :)
     
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    brchcar1445 Regular Member

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    I'm pretty sure that google images shows up as a referral in analytics. Not direct.
     
  13. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Normally does but I'm sure sometimes it doesn't.
     
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    Other people using scrapebox will come to your website directly, when they go to spam links on your blog. This is most likely the case.
     
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    I have had the same problem and I noticed my URL being searched every 30 minutes.. It started when I used some page which automatically submits your site to various search engines like Active Search Results (ASR) Search Engine, SearchSight etc. Luckily I received an email when the page submittedmy blog and the problem was caused by SearchSight. It all stopped when my site was removed from the SearchSight listing.
     
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    Make sure analytics is on all pages, otherwise you'll see direct traffic from a non-GA page to a GA page. Also, filter your own IP if you haven't already.
     
  17. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I've been using the new interface... I really like where they show your position in Google when you look to see which KWs are sending traffic to you.
     
  18. davids355

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    Oh didn't even know they done that! I used it in beta and didn't like it so iv been using the old one all this time! Maybe it's time to switch!
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Switch over... it takes a day or 2 to get used to it but you'll love it.