I got almost 500 the last week, but all of the sudden, according to google analytics, no one is seeing my site or post. My site is still relatively new, about two weeks old, but I'm just trying to figure out how it went from 500 to nothing so quickly.

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TheCatherine Premium
The chances are these are all bots sent out to find your site.Don't worry just keep writing
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I would be surprised if you genuinely got 500 views on a site that is so new. It can take several months for Google to rank you high enough to attract visitors.

You can break down your analytics further to see where these visitors came from. Plus, it will also include any visits you personally made to your own site, unless you have set a filter telling it not to.
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CSheesley Premium
That's the weird part. A lot of them are labeled as direct, which I think means the go to my site straight from typing the url into the address bar. Since my site was only about a week old, I did think it was odd, but I wasn't complaining about the traffic.
I make a point not to go to my site myself, as to not affect my analytics.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Bots, or non-human artificial traffic sources, make up a portion of direct traffic on many sites. Take a look at your average session duration - real visitors would spend several minutes on your site, as opposed to a second or two.
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CSheesley Premium
Oh, now it makes sense. I didn't use any artificial sources though. Is this normal?
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DianeScorpio Premium
It's fine. Could be Google bots or if you added any Amazon links for example.
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CSheesley Premium
Seems like that's the case. I guess I freaked out nothing.
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