Analytics: Orphan URLs

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Orphan URLs

URLs that have been discovered via Google Analytics, rather than internal links during a crawl.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

This filter requires ‘Crawl New URLs Discovered In Google Analytics’ to be enabled under the ‘General’ tab in the Google Analytics config (‘Config > API Access > Google Analytics’) and post ‘crawl analysis‘ to be populated.

View URLs with this issue in the ‘Analytics’ tab and ‘Orphan URLs’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when URLs are discovered through Google Analytics API data rather than being found through internal links during a website crawl.

How To Fix

Review orphan URLs and link to them internally from the website if they should rank in the search results.

Use appropriate directives such as ‘noindex’ if pages should not be indexed and receiving traffic.

Further Reading

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