In August 2022, my classic Google Analytics started to show increased traffic to my kid's activity blog. Unfortunately, the traffic was from Czechia and Seychelles with 100% or 99.72% bounce rates. Disappointingly, the bump was not from real traffic. Here's how I created a managed challenge with Cloudflare to block the spam traffic.
Read about my partial journey of growing a parenting blog focused on kids' art and LEGO bricks. I discuss site traffic and indicators that my site is growing in credibility.
While exploring my Google Analytics, I saw a URL that users were landing on that doesn't exist. The URL is a typo, and the page shows a 404 error. Interestingly though, the offending URL includes spaces in the slug. Space is shown as %20 in a URL address. To ensure users get to where they intend to be, I set up a 301 Redirect for the incorrect URL. Here's how to create .htaccess redirects for...
Ever been asked what your UV/month is? We'll define this analytics term and tell you how to find in Google Analytics.