How To Detect Website Traffic Sources with Analytics

Last Updated: October 15, 2015
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It's not new that Google Analytic is to produce website owners with the information of their web traffic, where and who are they?
Google Analytics helps you analyze visitor traffic and paint a complete picture of your audience and their needs, wherever they are along the path to purchase.

Where customers are can be as critical as who they are. Tools like Traffic Sources and Visitor Flow help you track the routes people take to reach you, and the devices they use to get there, so you can meet them where they are and improve the visitor experience. Do some types of people give you better results? You'll find out with tools like In-Page Analytics, which lets you make a visual assessment of how visitors interact with your pages. Learn what they're looking for and what they like, then tailor all your marketing activities — from your site to your apps to your ad campaigns — for maximum impact.
From the info above, you now understand what Google Analytic is and it's importance.
Today, I would be discussing How to know where your website visitors are coming from before landing on your blog/website. This is only helpful for Analytics users that have connected their websites/blogs to Google Analtics. lets get started and I know you are going to love it, knowing where your visitors are coming from.

Signin to Google Analytics and Click on All Website Data

How To Detect Website Traffic Sources with Analytics

1. Now you have a list of Menu on the left hand side, from the Menu click on Acquisition 
2. Click on All Traffic
3. Finally Click on Source/Medium



From the image above you can see the website is receiving traffic from Google as the first Source and its analysis are along with the time spent on website as well.
The second which is direct is traffic with no other medium i.e. a visitor typing url directly into the browser or linked from a phone text message.
Other sources are also there which includes facebook, twitter, ask.com and lots more.

How Can the Report be Exported for Use?

There are sometimes you would need to export Analytics report for use as have once encountered this while an advertiser requested for this. Incase you don't know how to read below:

 How To Detect Website Traffic Sources with Analytics

Once you reach the page where your report it just move to the top page and click on Export as shown above:

How To Detect Website Traffic Sources with Analytics

You have Six files type you can export with but its preferable to use pdf but am not saying others are not useful, its only on what file type do you need.

How To Detect Website Traffic Sources with Analytics

Once you Click file type then you would receive a popup to download the report, just click on save and wait till download complete.
Its as simple as that...expecting your replies...

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Ogunrinola Adam Hiidee is an Enthusiast Tech. Blogger and a Civil Engineering student. I like surfing through the Internet and gains a lot from this by increasing my knowledge. You can connect with me and I would love to have you connected.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Hadharm

    This is a very great post. Most people are not really aware of how to accurately digest Google analytics not to talk of exporting it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hadharm Hiidee

      Hi Ikechi Awazie, yes as have once encountered this prob of where is my traffic coming from but later on got the solution which I shared here.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Hi Hadharm,

    Yes indeed, Google Analytics is a great source, and should be tapped by blogger, though many hardly know much about it. You can do a lot and find out the traffic source, and even see the live traffic and who's linked to you, and so much more. Glad you shared it with us. I have yet to try downloading anything, never needed it so far.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    • Hadharm Hiidee

      Good day Harleena, YES many bloggers don't know most of the features Google analytics have but if probably you can explore its dashboard many bloggers out there would see its the best tool meant for it purpose.
      Thanks for sharing and dropping a comment.

  3. Incredible post .I is helping me better understand the use of Google analytics.We must know the connecting pages from where traffic is coming .help full for me 🙂

    • Hadharm Hiidee

      Hi Ali Zain, Its my first time seeing you here and I can see the post is really useful and helpful to you.
      Thanks for stopping by, have a nice day.

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