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Weird Analytics Stats

Stats off google are very strange

8:44 pm on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hello all,

I run a little blog related to IT problems , some tutorials etc etc.

Now the site is 1 year old almost to the day. About a week ago Instead of google sending me maybes 20-30 visitors per day it went to 140-200. This would be great , however check out the screen shot here

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As you will see, the people dont even appear to be on the site for a second, I cant make head of these results, its killing my bounce rate.

Nothing has change on the site, nothing in the robots etc. Ive replaced the analytics code just to make sure - same results...

Any Ideas?

7:25 pm on Mar 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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That image does not tell full story.

In your GA, look for "Intelligence"(beta ) and check the Custom Alerts. You should see a long bar on the days your traffic spiked up.

Click on it and scroll down a bit to see what was the source / medium that caused the spike.

Also, don't look at the bounce rate in isolation. Apply second dimension to gain insights into who is sending crappy traffic.

(P.s: on second ( random ) thoughts, makes me wonder whether you experienced this around the time farmer update rolled out.. )