Google Analytics Question

Discussion in 'Website Promotion' started by happygal, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. happygal

    happygal Member

    Hey all,

    Question for you. Over time my site is shifting in terms of where I see my visits coming from, according to Google Analytics. I am increasingly seeing up to 35% of my traffic coming "direct." However, according to analytics, up to 75% of those are new visitors. Can anyone better explain to me what that really is saying? How are people coming direct to the site if they have never been there before. I have a feeling I am just missing a simple explanation (but maybe not [​IMG] ) Any input?
  2. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi HappyGal,

    Since you say these are first time visitors, they probably got the site addy via email from a friend and typed or copy/pasted the addy in a browser.

    Make sense?

    ~Newbie Shield~
  3. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    It could also be that your website link might have been published on some high traffic site but not been made clickable. So readers will have to copy paste the link on to their browser and that will appear as direct traffic. Just a guess.
  4. happygal

    happygal Member

    Interesting. Thanks guys.

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