Why am I receiving so many visitors per day (100+)....I didn't do anything!

by Vid Yo
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Ok, I don't want to sound like I'm complaining, but I'm receiving a lot of visitors to my wordpress site. Averaging around 120 per day!

The reason for my concern? Well, this is a brand new site, it's very thin, and I haven't done any kind of SEO or otherwise website promotion.

How can I (effectively) research where the traffic is coming from, and, essentially, why? I feel like it has to be a mistake. In fact, if it's harmful in any way, I need to nip it in the bud.

I currently getting the statistics from hostgator's tracking, but am trying google's. Google analytics (I'm not sure it's installed correctly) reflects around 2 visitors per day.

Let's assume hostgator is accurate...SEO experts, please help if you can...

Thanks a bunch!
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  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    Google analytics is probably more accurate

    You could also try installing jetpack for wordpress (it's a plugin) that's what I use to track my visitors it shows where they come from the search term blah blah
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    • Profile picture of the author Vid Yo
      i'm going to check into this plugin right away...thanks sovereignn!

      by the way, regarding my dilemma, which category would you (or anyone reading) suggest i look into once i get accurate stats?
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      • Profile picture of the author tylerherman
        It isn't a dilemma. If you're getting traffic your getting traffic. There isn't harmful traffic.

        Maybe you stumbled on some easy keywords. They do still exist.

        Set up Webmaster Tools while your at it.
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        • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
          Originally Posted by tylerherman View Post

          It isn't a dilemma. If you're getting traffic your getting traffic. There isn't harmful traffic.

          Maybe you stumbled on some easy keywords. They do still exist.

          Set up Webmaster Tools while your at it.
          Yeah but the problem is he's getting different results using Google analytics
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          • Profile picture of the author tylerherman
            Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

            Yeah but the problem is he's getting different results using Google analytics
            I'd tend to think Analytics is correct and he's looking at something screwy with whatever his hosting provides, like total pageviews (probably all from him) or something.
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            • Profile picture of the author Vid Yo
              Originally Posted by ncp63837 View Post

              Thanks but no...definitely number of visits. June 1 - 3 is 400. 226 of those are unique.

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              ...Sorry, the reply above was meant for this post...

              Originally Posted by tylerherman View Post

              I'd tend to think Analytics is correct and he's looking at something screwy with whatever his hosting provides, like total pageviews (probably all from him) or something.
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          • Profile picture of the author Vid Yo
            Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

            Yeah but the problem is he's getting different results using Google analytics
            True, that's 1 problem, however, the primary "problem" is where 120 visits per day are coming from and why.
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        • Profile picture of the author twersk
          Originally Posted by tylerherman View Post

          ...Set up Webmaster Tools while your at it.
          I can't agree with this any more. Everything you need to know about your site can be found with Webmaster Tools. You can even link that to your Analytics account.
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        • Profile picture of the author Vid Yo
          Originally Posted by tylerherman View Post

          It isn't a dilemma. If you're getting traffic your getting traffic. There isn't harmful traffic.

          Maybe you stumbled on some easy keywords. They do still exist.

          Set up Webmaster Tools while your at it.
          hmmm....someone actually told me that my site could be getting attacked.
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  • Profile picture of the author avajo71
    They can be come from blog scrapers are used for black hat seo methods, like scrapebox etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vid Yo
      Originally Posted by avajo71 View Post

      They can be come from blog scrapers are used for black hat seo methods, like scrapebox etc.
      Thanks but no...definitely number of visits. June 1 - 3 is 400. 226 of those are unique.

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    • Profile picture of the author Vid Yo
      Originally Posted by Mosa View Post

      Hmm....I believe Hostgator traffic counter counts your personal visits to the site as well as bots. Have you been editing the site much recently?
      Nope.

      Originally Posted by krenisis View Post

      Sometimes you hit the correct keyword that people are starting to trend in and boom your views skyrocket. With my blog I have seen it happen , from google analytics I track my views. There are some days where overnight I get 200-300 views and its not when Iam doing social marketing cause Iam asleep. Ride the wave while it lasts, and remember it's not your favorite blog that might make it. My blog that earns me cash is this one

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      But I rather if it was one of my video game blogs, but they didnt do crap compared to my politics blog. So try differnt things and see what works.
      Let's hope this is it ...I'll certainly figure out how best to ride the wave

      Originally Posted by avajo71 View Post

      They can be come from blog scrapers are used for black hat seo methods, like scrapebox etc.
      Please tell me more, like how to do away with this so that I can monitor real visitors.

      Originally Posted by Jeannie Crabtree View Post

      For a wordpress blog get the plugin Rank Tracker - $27 I think. I am happy with the additional info it is giving me.

      It will give you the keywords people are finding your website with, how many clicks on that keyword and your position in google. It will also list your most visited pages.

      From there you can work on those pages, knowing how visitors got there.

      I am finding through this that some of my tags are listed on the first page for some sites, something that is bringing additional traffic I have not had before.
      Thanks Jeannie, I'll look into this as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeannie Crabtree
    For a wordpress blog get the plugin Rank Tracker - $27 I think. I am happy with the additional info it is giving me.

    It will give you the keywords people are finding your website with, how many clicks on that keyword and your position in google. It will also list your most visited pages.

    From there you can work on those pages, knowing how visitors got there.

    I am finding through this that some of my tags are listed on the first page for some sites, something that is bringing additional traffic I have not had before.
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    • Profile picture of the author krenisis
      Sometimes you hit the correct keyword that people are starting to trend in and boom your views skyrocket. With my blog I have seen it happen , from google analytics I track my views. There are some days where overnight I get 200-300 views and its not when Iam doing social marketing cause Iam asleep. Ride the wave while it lasts, and remember it's not your favorite blog that might make it. My blog that earns me cash is this one

      China vs. Philippines War

      But I rather if it was one of my video game blogs, but they didnt do crap compared to my politics blog. So try differnt things and see what works.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mosa
    Hmm....I believe Hostgator traffic counter counts your personal visits to the site as well as bots. Have you been editing the site much recently?
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonybravo222
    Use google analytics to monitor your web traffic.
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