SlideShare's traffic source data explains where your viewers are coming from. The list of sources includes:
- Direct - Viewers who came directly to your SlideShare by one of the following ways:
- By typing the URL into a browser.
- Through a bookmark.
- From a link in an email/instant message.
- Through an unknown source.
- Referral - These are viewers who click a link on another blog or webpage (which is not categorized as a search or social site) and land on your content page on SlideShare.
- Search - Viewers who click your content link shown in the search results of search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, or Yandex.
- SlideShare - Viewers who click your content thumbnails shown on other SlideShare pages (yours and other's profile pages or related content) and land on your content page on SlideShare.
- Embed - Views from web pages where your content is embedded using a SlideShare embed code.
- Social - Viewers who click a link on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google+, and land on your content on SlideShare.
We store data only from the time you started uploading your content. If you select a time range beyond your first upload date, the data will remain unchanged.
Note: Some changes have been made in order to increase the accuracy of SlideShare Analytics. As a result, you may see some changes in the view counts and analytics of your slideshows.