You must know your website traffic sources in order to better focus your efforts.

Internet Marketing Strategy | Knowing Your Website Traffic Sources

Where do your website visitors come from?

This post is part of a series about the Internet marketing strategy I call Inbound Marketing. It also is part of a sub-series about website monitoring, measuring, and adjusting. To access either of the lead post please click one of the links in the prior sentences.

Where your website visitors come from matter.

For a business website, what you want is visitors from organic search traffic. Why? Because by definition they have an interest in your products or services because they found you via a search engine. helps you generate quality leads for your business through your website.

So how do you know? The short answer is Google Analytics. For a fuller understanding of how to use the tool, sign up for and take Google Analytics Academy.

In the mean time I’m going to show you two reports I find very useful.

Acquisition -> Channels

This report aggregates all the various sources of organic traffic into one “channel”.


Google Analytics: Acquisition -> Channels

Google Analytics: Acquisition -> Channels

Acquisition -> All Traffic -> Sources/Medium

This report breaks down the various sources of organic traffic so you can see how much is coming from Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, etc.


Google Analytics: Acquisition -> All Traffic -> Sources/Medium

Google Analytics: Acquisition -> All Traffic -> Sources/Medium

These are some of the most basic metrics you need. If the level of organic traffic is too low, and if the percentage of traffic from organic search is too low, you need to step up your publishing schedule.

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