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Traffic drop on particular opera versions

  • Hello, I am a web master of a popular Russian website. In Google Analytics, I noticed that the traffic from Opera browser behaves differently in comparison with other browsers. Further investigation shows that for some particular versions (all of them for Windows, except for 1 for Android) the traffic radically drops (almost to zero, or 90-95%) on particular days, and then stays very-very low. So I doubt it is a natural process of versions updates. I tried to test the site on these versions and could access it with no problems. Could you please suggest what's the problem?

    Versions (Windows): 35.0.2066.68
    Date of traffic drop: Feb 6 2016

    Versions (Windows): 34.0.2036.50
    Date of traffic drop: Feb 5 2016

    Versions (Windows): 35.0.2066.37
    Date of traffic drop: Feb 19 2016

    Versions (Android): 34.0.2044.98679
    Date of traffic drop: Feb 5 2016

    Versions (Windows): 34.0.2036.25
    Date of traffic drop: Jan 15 2016

    Versions (Windows): 34.0.2036.47
    Date of traffic drop: Jan 22 2016

  • Do you see increased traffic from other browsers on these days? Maybe Google Analytics thinks it's Chrome, because we have very similar User Agent.

    It's also interesting that all these dates, except for February 6, are Fridays.

  • Perhaps you're right... Though it's very hard to track exact correlation between Chrome versions traffic dynamics and Opera...
    Could there be any other reason? Is Opera User Agent is mixed up with some other browsers, or it's just Chrome?

  • I am facing a sudden traffic drop on Opera Mini versions only 15+ version showing some traffic increase in google analytic. I have checked the userAgent in opera mini it shows opera mini so no problem with this user Agent.

  • I am facing a sudden traffic drop on Opera Mini versions

    Better try the Opera Mini forums.

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