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Google Analytics Referring Sites & Direct Traffic?

  1. David 470 profile image85
    David 470posted 6 years ago

    I checked my google analytics and see I am getting about 10% traffic from both direct traffic & referring sites combined.

    What exactly do those mean? Are people typing my profile into the URL? I am assuming the referring sites are links?

    1. David 470 profile image85
      David 470posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      bump.

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        Suramya.Kposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Organic  - from search engines
        Referral - online bookmarks, links on websites etc.
        Direct - all those traffic which cannot be tracked: for example - link from a PDF file or a MS word document, direct typing of URL in the browser, online links in secured websites etc.

        1. David 470 profile image85
          David 470posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks.

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      adeaugustusposted 6 years ago

      When it says direct traffick, it means the rate at which people are visiting your url through search engine.

    3. Fiction Teller profile image60
      Fiction Tellerposted 6 years ago

      Direct traffic means they go there without a referrer (yes, links like Facebook, email or another hub) and without a search engine.

      There are ways to go to a page directly besides typing the URL - think about how you do it yourself. Navigating to the home page and other browser navigation features like bookmarks and history, opening up a browser with saved tabs, doing web development stuff behind the scenes on sites you control, that sorta stuff.

      1. David 470 profile image85
        David 470posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        So people are posting my hubs on facebook maybe? Or are using bookmarks (I forgot about those lol).

    4. Fiction Teller profile image60
      Fiction Tellerposted 6 years ago

      Facebook is referral traffic.  Bookmarks are direct.

     
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