Ghost referral traffic is data that shows up on your GA traffic referrals but is not really actual traffic. It always has 100% bounce rate and skews your traffic counts when you check your GA. Thus, you get an incorrect bounce rate reading as well.
I just found a great video that shows you how to block it. There may be easier ways to do this, but if you are not tech savvy (which I am not), this seems a good way for you to get true figures when you are trying to analyze how well your hubs are doing.
I didn't know about this until yesterday, and have found a ton of them. Have been wondering why my bounce rates appear so high, and this seems to be the reason.
This is something you will have to do each month and it does take some time to do, but I think it is worth the effort.
Anyhow, here is the link to the video.
by The Write Life2 weeks ago
I've been seeing some of these hits from express.seo.net in my Google Analytics. I started doing some research, and basically, it's referral spam that affects bounce rates...
by aniketgore8 years ago
i am getting 30-40 visits a day. And i am targeting at least 50 visits per day till may start.What about you peoples?
by johndwilliams2 years ago
Well I was well impressed today - just looked at my Google Analytics and I have an 85% Bounce Rate.Am I doing something wrong?
by Sam Montana2 years ago
Under referral traffic it shows 1 trackers, and 0 signups and it shows 147 traffic views. Where are those traffic views coming from?
by Donna Fairley Huebsch4 years ago
Would it be possible for HubPages to add some "Adjusted Bounce Rate" code to the Google Analytics tracking code currently in place? Right now if a visitor only looks at 1 page, Google Analytics shows...
by Lorelei Cohen2 years ago
This drop in traffic seems to have affected the majority of us who transitioned here from Squidoo. After we updated our articles are traffic virtually stopped dead. The question is why? Was our redirect from Squidoo...
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