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Landing page for direct traffic

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my website direct traffic increased from 10% to 40% the weird thing is that google analytic say that the landing page of the direct session are not the home page how can that happen, note that my webiste is a news site and the landing page of the direct session was mostly for one news article, which has a random link impossible to memorize and enter directly through!
The other weird thing is that even though our website in Palestine and regularly around 80% of traffic comes from here this month and mostly from the direct traffic the traffic is almost 30 % Palestinians 30% Saudi's !

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Hi Muaiyed,

Sounds like a referral-spam issue. Check your referrer and hostname reports for strange entries and try to exclude them in of you filter if applicable.

Christoph

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99.94% of my session host name are my website! others vary between translate.googlecontent or webcach.googlecontent to proxy site and some weird name domains! the 99.94 %  get normal page/session and bounce rate the  others are either 0% or 100%, when put country as a second dimension Palestine will get 32.29% while saudi gets 27.59%!  could it still be spam?

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Hi : Have you checked for Cross domain best practices??

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no i didn't and i do not know how would that affect, please help