How do you check the traffic of your site?

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I have a PBN and I would like to check traffic on the site .. what do you suggest?
#check #site #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Checking the server logs would be a start.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roopkumar
    for ranking alexa.com is best And they also shows some other stats so try that one
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Roopkumar View Post

      for ranking alexa.com is best And they also shows some other stats so try that one

      Alexa sucks.

      Alexa only counts traffic that has their apps installed.


      [Alexa - About Us]
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      Alexa's traffic estimates are based on data from our global traffic panel, which is a sample of millions of Internet users using one of over 25,000 different browser extensions. In addition, we gather much of our traffic data from direct sources in the form of sites that have chosen to install the Alexa script on their site and certify their metrics. However, site owners can always choose to keep their certified metrics private.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jammy123
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      Originally Posted by Roopkumar View Post

      for ranking alexa.com is best And they also shows some other stats so try that one
      Alexa can not show actual ranking of any site it just show a lump sum strategy about traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    It depends on the specific website.. If you can add Analytics, it would be perfect.. Otherwise as yukon suggested, you can check the traffic logs.. Otherwise I am pretty sure there should be a widget that would allow you to check such statistics!
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  • Profile picture of the author Manasarao
    i prefer google analytics.
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  • Profile picture of the author seosp2
    You can try both Alexa and Google Analytics.
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  • Profile picture of the author ultimeztech
    Google Anaytics is best resource for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author counter2015
    GA for PBN you got to be kidding me .. use a third party one like I do Gostats.com
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  • Profile picture of the author SahaayNisha
    You can also track via Google Analytics.
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  • Profile picture of the author BAC
    I use gogle analytics always as it is giving perfect results that I always need.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkBlack6Adv
    Greetings,

    I recon that the best method to check your site's traffic is Google Analytics. It is insanely accurate and gives a ton of infos.

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  • Profile picture of the author hackyou77
    I’m using Google Analytics and MOZ platform and it’s completely enough to get a fresh, relevant and accurate data.
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  • Profile picture of the author sonjay
    If you are using WordPress as backend, a good free plugin will be NewStatPress.. just use the search function in the Add a New Plugin portion of your backend..

    StatCounter.com also has a plugin for WordPress, and you may install this via editing HTML (hard-coding) if you are not using WordPress.

    It is a good strategy to use more than 1 tracker.
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  • Profile picture of the author dronehawk
    I wouldn't recommend Google analytics for a PBN. Use clicky analytics
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  • Profile picture of the author nateall
    Am I the only person who uses Statcounter.com here? It's the only traffic tracking program that I have seen that let's you drill down individual visitor movement (unlike analytics which only uses trends)
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  • Profile picture of the author sany00
    Most of the people dont get his point. He has PBN and its not ideal things to set analytic in it. Actually i dont care about the traffic for PBN but still if you want to check it, may be you can use stat counter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Attie
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    -Most on the persons please don't acquire their place. They have PBN and its particular certainly not perfect circumstances to established analytic inside it. Actually i please don't value this site visitors regarding PBN but nevertheless if you want to check out that, might be you may use stat counter-top.
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  • Profile picture of the author goldenone1
    I’ll be not the first, but definitely not the last one, who will suggest you GA. Do not involve yourself in adventures with highly priced and doubtful software. Just use Google Analytics and it'll be enough.
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    • Profile picture of the author sany00
      Originally Posted by goldenone1 View Post

      I'll be not the first, but definitely not the last one, who will suggest you GA. Do not involve yourself in adventures with highly priced and doubtful software. Just use Google Analytics and it'll be enough.
      Read first brother what he wrote on his post
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  • Profile picture of the author profitlabs
    For your PBN definitely stay away from anything related to Google, especially analytics.

    The people suggesting that in this thread obviously do not own a private blog network.

    I suppose you are looking for a cheap way to track your visitors. Maybe try a more affordable split testing tool like Visual website optimizer or optimizely.

    They should allow you to track general sitewide visitors. Although you would probably be sacrificing specific data like organic visitors vs. referrals, etc.

    You can also use your web host cpanel visitor stats. While not the most accurate they should be able to give you a general idea of your traffic counts.

    Piwik.org is a free open source analytics tool you might want to consider as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Camx96
    Google Anayltics. Others will often give you different numbers. I've heard it's best to average from two or three sources but I find it's best to just go with the authority, Google. Nobody will argue with Google's numbers anyways.
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  • Profile picture of the author RoellyWinklaar
    How about simillarweb? anybody counting that?
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    • Profile picture of the author sprucevn
      Alexa, Google Analytics and Moz platform all are ways you can use to check you website traffic, you can use them and choose the best one like your enjoyment; but as for me, Google Analytics is probably very good for your choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author veryshant12
    I have gostats analytics setup for a clients PBN and pretty happy with the reports I get.
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  • Profile picture of the author tahoecale
    I suggest using Google Analyctics(sorry if that's spelled wrong) or StatCounter. I have used both, never had any issues, and recommend them to others. As for Alexa, I wouldn't use it. I don't think that they will be very accurate in what you are looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author mihaigeorgescu55
    I would strongly suggest gostats for PBNs.. @nateall the issue with statcounter is most of the data is availanle in pro version and log files data is not correct.
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  • Profile picture of the author Augustinus
    alexa or awstat no? these are good sources
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  • Profile picture of the author karenwilliams
    Google analytics is the best trafficking tools .
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  • Profile picture of the author HCFGrizzly
    Take your information from multiple places if you want to have a picture of your stats.
    I recommend using:
    - server stats
    - Google Analytics
    - SEMrush
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    • Profile picture of the author michalatherton
      Method 1 of 3: Monitoring Traffic from Your Own Website
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      Access your webpage statistics. If you're using a platform like WordPress, it's very easy to access your site's stats. These features come built into the web platform for easy tracking and maintenance, and will give you an accurate picture of your webpage's traffic.
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      Check the number of blog post comments. One easy and free way to get a ballpark idea of how many people visit your site is to check how many people leave comments. Obviously, not everyone who visits your website will leave comments. But on average, about one in every 200 readers leaves a comment, and knowing that statistic can help you to broadly estimate your website traffic
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      Go to your homepage's video section. If you embedded YouTube or Vimeo in your website, all you need to do is go to a video and click to play it. Both YouTube and Vimeo will show how many views your video received, but only if the videos are publicly shared. If they aren't, you won't be able to see how much traffic was flowing through the site
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    I use Clicky, Analytics and Alexa ranking. I used several other wordpress plugins but these 3 seems to give the most accurate results for my sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author anhvu
    Hi!!

    I have some ways to check the traffic on your site here:
    1. Google analytics
    2. Alexa
    3. Compete
    4.BizInformation

    Hope all the best
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  • Profile picture of the author sprucevn
    You can utilize Google analytics and Alexa to check your website's traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author awesomebuddy
      Google Analytic also best for checking your website traffic and resources. I Suggest Google analytic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Webgurubng
    I use Google Analytic tools is very useful for website tracking and views also
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  • Profile picture of the author harris96
    No one can give you perfect result as google analytics. Go and sign up a google account.
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  • Profile picture of the author deepikajain
    Google analytics is the best method to check your site's traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomhenry1710
    i often use google analytics
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  • Profile picture of the author danparks
    As others have said, don't use Google Analytics on PBN sites.

    If you're using Wordpress for your sites you can add a Text widget to the sidebar and paste your tracking code there. Then it will track every page. Works for StatCounter, should work for most tracking methods. And it won't get overwritten on Wordpress updates.
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  • Profile picture of the author arulkaruppannan
    You can use google analytics to track your website traffic details. But make sure that your anaytics have no referral spams. You can block spam referrals using filters. Apart from google analytics, third party tools such as woopra and hot jar are also used to track traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author danparks
      Originally Posted by arulkaruppannan View Post

      You can use google analytics to track your website traffic details.
      OP is talking about PBN sites. You don't want to use Google products on PBN sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author MiguelSwiger
    Through Google Analytics you can easily check traffic for your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author sulbha
      Google Analytic is best to know traffic on site.
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  • Profile picture of the author NasScofield
    If you do web system, you can install the jetpack and look at the report, if you do not want to install analytics
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  • Profile picture of the author Shreyasingh
    If there is Google Analytics then why to choose some other tool to check the website traffic. It is genuine and good to check the complete status of a website and provides accurate result as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Helena R
    You can use Alexa Traffic Rank website. It is based on Alexa data, with all its shortcomings. Still, the website knows a lot of the international domains and shows traffic history, and it is free.
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    • Profile picture of the author steven1305
      To check traffic in your website, you might install Jetpack plugin, set up Google Analytics, and check with Alexa Rank.
      If you have money, you also buy Ahref to check traffic and backlinks towarding to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author jihnsiepen
    you can use google analytic but for use this you need to add code on you website.some others are semrush , state counter.
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  • Profile picture of the author paladinseo
    try histats, it shows visitors in real time
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Google Analytics and SEMRush - both are very easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author takticz101
    i use gostats.com myself its pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Petson10
    With the help of majestic seo or ahefs you will come to about the traffic of private blog networks in short it called PBN.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce Kenway
    The one and only tool you need is Google Analytics. If you want to learn about other website traffic, similarweb is good, too.













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  • Profile picture of the author Sumon2k7
    I use Google Analytic. It's a good tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author healthcareinfo
    Hello Everyone

    Check your site traffic.use for this functionality
    - Google Analytics
    - State Counter etc.
    site traffic check Many web application available in web.
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  • Profile picture of the author ejiro
    To see much traffic your PBN website gets, you can use:
    1. alexa.com if it has their code for tracking you would get the information.
    2. feedCompare.com which is similar to alexa.com
    3. My preferred is semrush.com
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    • Profile picture of the author irawr
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      Maybe I'm oldschool but, I got used to looking at the raw server logs and using a tool to process them. I never really saw the need for more software to do what the server already does. Plus the log files might indicate potential security issues or other site issues. I always thought the counters / analytic services were just a trick to get you to see their ads. Granted google analytics has some pretty cool features like goals, which is pretty much the only reason I use it on a few sites.

      Originally Posted by ejiro View Post

      To see much traffic your PBN website gets, you can use:
      1. alexa.com if it has their code for tracking you would get the information.
      You can't be serious, Alexa is a borderline useless. I don't think you understand how Alexa works.

      As far as PBNs go:
      If you want to use GA for a PNB you can but I would suggest you have a strict rule of never ever connecting to your PNB site(s) or your GA account(s) without first either switching to a dedicated proxy for that site or at the very least using a VPN and keeping the regions unique to each site.
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  • Profile picture of the author vuquangsale
    Get ID tracking in the your site,then use Google Analytic check the traffic everyday
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  • Profile picture of the author richasharma
    Google Analytics. is the best to check traffic i too have a web site on It solutions Raipur and always use google analytics..
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  • Profile picture of the author gametalk
    If you do web system, you can install the jetpack and look at the report, if you do not want to install analytics
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  • Profile picture of the author devesh1
    I think Google analytics is best for traffic check.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack2016
    you can use Google Anaytics, it is the best resource for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialmarkbook
    I think google analytic will work better for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author diegosalinas
    anyone knows why the traffic shown in alexa is lower than in google analytics?
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  • Profile picture of the author tekruiter
    According to my SEO information, you can check out the website traffic with the help of Google Analytics account.
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  • Profile picture of the author onconference
    Google analytic and semrush is good one
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  • Profile picture of the author payaljoshi
    Gostats is another good option and its free
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  • Profile picture of the author oliver55
    Google analytics is very good, but there are many other really good.
    For example Awstats, is an application server side and is more concise and easier to analytics, in my opinion are both valid.
    but there are other legitimate, such as Goingup, Webalizer, Weblogexpert.
    You have many choices, examine someone and then decide which is best for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leonardo007
    Google Analytis is best for checking traffic
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