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Direct Traffic To The Website

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by Sumit_Singh, Jan 28, 2020.

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    Greetings
    3 days ago my website traffic has fallen down as most of the traffic comes from direct and googleapi.com. It was 13k to 15k per day but suddenly it has fallen down.
    Currently, the website has indexing issues too as it shifted to the different server and domain changed too from www to non-www.
    But the main issue that from where the direct traffic has come (Because it is 13 to 15k per day)? When I checked in GA it shows the traffic is come from direct and there is no other source mentioned for this.
    I am also doing postings on Facebook and Twitter by shortening the URL with cuttly. But it drives only 300 and 500 users to the website on per day bases. Rest 2k or 3k comes from Youtube Community.
    Can anyone have the idea that direct traffic is from Youtube also or from Twitter and Facebook as I am using short URLs of a third party?
    Or is there any way to identify from that direct traffic is come from?
    Kindly respond.
    SEMrush
     
    Sumit_Singh, Jan 28, 2020 IP
    SEMrush
  2. espacepositif

    espacepositif Peon

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    to see your painting again, that seems strange to me too.
     
    espacepositif, Feb 1, 2020 IP
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    JEET Notable Member

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    Sumit,
    Direct traffic can be from bookmarks.
    I don't know what CGI script you are using to check stats, but most will report short URL traffic as something from a referral site, not as direct traffic.
     
    JEET, Feb 1, 2020 IP
  4. Sumit_Singh

    Sumit_Singh Active Member

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    Thank you, JEET
    Yeah, Direct traffic can be from bookmarks or sometimes the short URL like cuttly and bitly also considered as direct. But the amount of direct traffic is high so it is not possible it is from bookmarks. I am trying to figuring it out from where that traffic is actually coming to my website.
     
    Sumit_Singh, Feb 2, 2020 IP
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    JEET Notable Member

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    It could be a bot also. Check IP and useragent.
     
    JEET, Feb 3, 2020 IP
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    lapidus Well-Known Member

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    Did you maybe activate Firewall for your domain ? Maybe Firewall change to you have more direct traffic.
     
    lapidus, Feb 6, 2020 IP