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 aniketgore7 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 Sam Montana21 months 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 YU_First 16 years ago
I have a bounce rate of 72.94% as per Google Analytics reports. What can I do to correct this?
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 Melanie Shebel5 years ago
I've been playing around in Google Analytics today and I have a question about where my traffic is coming from.I am getting a lot of traffic from small sites and blogs and it's listed as "referral traffic."...
by johndwilliams21 months 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?
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