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Organic keyword sources are weird

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by Matthew Sayle, Jul 5, 2015.

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    In the organic search keyword sources on Google Analytics, I am used to seeing a bunch of keywords labeled (not provided) followed by the terms that were typed into Google which resulted in a visitor on my site.

    This is pretty common.

    However, I am managing a forum (my first one) being powered by phpbb.

    It's been live for a few months now, and I am noticing a strange trend begin on Analytics.

    I am seeing the actual forum sub-directory appearing as the keyword source.

    Like this:
    SEMrush
    [​IMG]

    Surely nobody is typing this into Google, so where are they getting the information?

    Thanks in advance!
     
    Matthew Sayle, Jul 5, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
  2. cronik

    cronik Well-Known Member

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    #2
    Analytics doesn't really show us the keyword phrases like they used to, and I get this a lot too. Not sure why, I would like to know...
     
    cronik, Jul 5, 2015 IP
  3. Bashir Naimy

    Bashir Naimy Member

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    You can install a analytics type of plugin in your wordpress site to get that info, or even better...just use webmaster Tools..the keyword data is there
     
    Bashir Naimy, Jul 5, 2015 IP
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    Karen May Jones Prominent Member

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    Maybe people are searching for that so they can get right into the meat of the forum and check for signatures, and guest posting? - for spam , I mean. Or to find a post with a particular subject .. for whatever reason. ?
     
    Karen May Jones, Jul 5, 2015 IP
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    Bashir Naimy Member

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    Perhaps its to focus content creators on the content itself and not to target keywords, regardless i dont see the big issue....that data is still available in webmastertools.
    But forum url shown as the keyword sounds pretty weird, might be glitch....i dont really see the benefit that info, or even how Google benefits from it.

    Odd stuff
     
    Bashir Naimy, Jul 6, 2015 IP
  6. Matthew Sayle

    Matthew Sayle Prominent Member

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    If that were the case, it would be a non-issue.

    However, Webmaster tools isn't showing a single click.

    Total clicks
    0

    Total impressions
    56

    Avg. CTR
    0%

    Avg. position
    47.4

    I don't really expect any, since I haven't done a ton of promotion yet, except for my traffic system which netted about 45,000 visitors.

    I am just wondering what is tricking the organic source channel.
     
    Matthew Sayle, Jul 6, 2015 IP
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    lucky ali Active Member

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    i been in the same situation but a few times and i ignored it. Because i thought that some has search exactly for this by pasting the url and searching in google
     
    lucky ali, Jul 28, 2015 IP
  8. Matthew Sayle

    Matthew Sayle Prominent Member

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    But if someone was going to paste the URL, why do it in Google?

    You think they would just visit directly.
     
    Matthew Sayle, Jul 29, 2015 IP