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I am having an issue with Google Analytics where it shows me that the top referrer is my own website. How can this be fixed?

 

Thanks,

Mauricio

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September 2015

Re: Google Analytics

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Hi mvera,

 

This is really an Analytics question unrelated to AdWords, but let's give it a go here anyway.

 

Usually what I see is that example.com is listed as the referrer for www.example.com. This happens when traffic from example.com is redirected to www.example.com by the web server. You can add a little bit of coe the the Analytics tracking code that will stop that.

 

This example is for the synchronous code. Just before the pageTracker._trackPageview(); line add this:

 

pageTracker._addIgnoredRef('example.com');

 

Then regenerate all site pages.

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

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This may be better answered on the analytics forum.

 

However, that most commonly happens because your referrer URL is breaking. (e.g. your payment processor sends you to a 3rd party site and back. This will break the referrer, and set it as your site being the referrer.

 

One way of doing that is using the utm_nooverride=1 on those links, or just changing that in the analytics tracking code.


You can see a Google video on that here: http://services.google.com/analytics/breeze/en/additional_customizations/index.html