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    Where does this fake traffic actually comes from?


    Hello webmasters,

    I'm back with a confusion

    I've been sharing my articles and blogs in G+ communities. No sooner did I share my blogs, I start receiving traffic which shows US in my short-url analytics but to a surprise, this traffic has no mention in my Google Analytics anywhere.
    P.S. I have joined several communities and share my blogs every week & the scenario is no different.

    Did anyone faced this before?
    I consider it fake traffic but still confused where it comes from?

    Share your thoughts on this!
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    Install stat counter and you'll see where it came from where it went along with a bunch of other helpful information.
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    stats counter and fake image will help you regarding this
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    does the webmaster tool in Google Analytics not show this?
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    Originally Posted by seoauthority
    does the webmaster tool in Google Analytics not show this?
    Nope! Not showing this. That is why I'm this confused.
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    If it's not coming through to Google Analytics and you have GA setup to remove traffic from known bots then that's why it wouldn't show.

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    • Pierre Benneton agrees : Exactly. It's like when your server stats diverge from from Analytics stats.
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    I would say that most traffic softwares or bots are generating fake traffic. You can usually enter the referrer yourself, so if you want traffic from Facebook for instance, you'll just need to enter "Facebook.com" as the referrer. That way, it will look like all the visitors are coming from FB, but in reality they are all fake visitors.
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    Mostly fake traffic is come from your competitors and sometimes these free traffic websites send traffic to many websites!
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    Maybe your fake traffic is coming from the rooky signature links in an seo forum.

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