Over 50% Traffic from Russia and Bizarre Referrals
As the subject suggests, I launched a site in early November and haven't really done my optimisation until now. However, I did set up Analytics and Installed the 'Google Analytics Dashboard for WP' Wordpress Plugin for my colleague to easily see Analytics within the WP Dashboard.
I noticed that over 50% of the sites traffic is coming from Russia, which seems a little strange to me. There is also a few other Referrals which seem slightly odd.
I also have another site which is in a completely different industry, yet hosted with the same company and uses Wordpress.
I have included two screenshots from Google Analytics from both sites, you can see some similar Referrals that appears on both.
If I look at the site stats through AW Stats on cPanel, you will not find these Referrals and a large majority of the traffic comes from Great Britain (which makes sense).
Any ideas why this could be the case?
Re: Over 50% Traffic from Russia and Bizarre Referrals
Please check this excellent article about referral spam:
Hope it helps.