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 Poppy 3 weeks ago
I just got a nice 300% boost in traffic on one of my articles. I'd like to find out whether that came from a specific link. How do I do that? If I go onto "Traffic Sources" it just has a list of search engines.
by YU_First 1 8 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 Huebsch 6 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 them as a bounced visitor with a visit time of "0" seconds. ...
by Dave Hatton 5 years ago
My bounce rate @ GA seems very high...70%. Can someone explain what page interaction is ??Can a pageviewer READ a whole article and NOT be an interactive visitor?? And how high are your bounce rates ??
by Lorelei Cohen 4 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 killed with the update? What the heck happened? Please try to figure out why the...
by johndwilliams 3 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?
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