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Traffic Referrals - Why Is My Site Mentioned?

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#1 lister


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:34 PM

In GA > Acquisition > All Referrals - why is my domain listed as sending traffic?

I mean, how can it?

The other referring sites and sources of traffic are, for example, Twitter, Google and other people that link to me - but how can I send myself traffic?



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:58 PM

That's what they call a self-referral, and the cause is apparently in part dependent on whether your site is tagged using analytics.js or ga.js. If it's the former, you probably just need to add your site as a referral exclusion. If it's the latter, it seems it's probably a more complicated issue. And if you're running Universal Analytics, Google just says it's unlikely this sort of thing will happen to you.


More information at https://support.goog...r/3198398?hl=en

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:23 PM

thanks - that was really a great reply.


What is the legacy system - GA.JS or the other?

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