Web Traffic it seems comes in two varieties; the stocking stuffer and the elite kind. A new report has managed to evaluate the sources of both these kinds.
Social Sharing and Analytics Company Shareaholic conducted a study which ran from September 2013 to February 14, and included social actions on over 200,000 websites by 250 million web surfers. The company was able to conclusively proof that traffic from Reddit and StumbleUpon might be impressive, but it is relatively less effective than web traffic from YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn. Moreover, the traffic is much more beneficial.
Web Traffic from discovery engines is the web equivalent of junk food, whereas visits from YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn are rich in minerals and vitamins: the highest quality traffic you can get, observedVentureBeat.