Why is my direct traffic showing a rise?

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  1. Savio Dawson profile image92
    Savio Dawsonposted 5 years ago

    I am a bit curious that my Direct Traffic is showing a rise. Today Google Analytics showed that my traffic for yesterday alone was:
    Direct: 33%
    Search: 39%
    Referral: 28%
    This is more or less is the trend for the past one or two weeks. Normally, my direct traffic would be just 10-17%. So, what has changed? Why is this happening? Especially, since I am not promoting my work through Facebook, or other social media yet. Also, I find few hubpages subdomain showing frequent traffic. Are these all related?

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am afraid I have no answer for you, Savio Dawson, but I hope the direct traffic bump is part of an overall increase- that would be lovely! big_smile

      1. Savio Dawson profile image92
        Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Simone,
        Alright, then we’ll leave at that! Who minds an increase anyways? :-)

  2. jlongrc profile image84
    jlongrcposted 5 years ago

    I'm interested in what answers you get because I've noticed quite a bit of direct traffic, which makes no sense to me.  It can't be that there are that many people putting my Hubs in their favorites or whatever else leads to direct traffic.

  3. moonlake profile image89
    moonlakeposted 5 years ago

    Enjoy it.

  4. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    It seems to me that if you get less Google traffic, the proportion of your traffic that is direct will go up--even though the actual amount stays the same.

    1. Savio Dawson profile image92
      Savio Dawsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Psycheskinner,

      The overall traffic actually increased that day.. Anyways, it has normalized now and the traffic distribution is as normally expected.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    My traffic patterns also seem somewhat odd. They seem to be more spread out over more hubs than usual, but the grand total is also less than usual.

    And I guess this week is going to pretty much tell us how the entire summer is going to go...

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I get the same feeling.  My overall traffic is down, but it seems that the top performers have dropped more than lower traffic would indicate.  The lower performers have to be taking of some of the slack and increasing some.

      I would say, though, that the traffic over the weekend was low but not nearly as low as I would have expected for a three day holiday.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        My traffic just dropped another 10% in the last couple hours. My main website isn't doing that hot either. Strangely, I feel like writing some more hubs.

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Hah!  I'm up 5% since last night; please lie to me and tell me that is a very significant number even though my top hubs are down over 50% from a couple of weeks ago?  I feel in need of reassurance even if I know it's a straight out lie.

          But I don't have anything to write about - maybe I'll go through everything and take a hard look at the interlinking, deleting those that pass muster but really aren't all that relevant.  With the Penguin raising it's ugly head again that might be smart.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Per quantcast, I see HP is up overall as usual for a Sunday/Monday. So life still has not ended as we know it. big_smile

 
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