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Source keep appearing as Direct. Not identifying source. How can a fix this?

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Re: Source keep appearing as Direct. Not identifying source. How can a fix this?

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HI

I just checked your link and the __utmz cookie for analytics on your website the values are

 

utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)

__utmz cookie stores all your refereal information and it is showing as direct because when you paste your url

http://mypistevo.com/?utm_source=EliteMate&utm_medium=Banner&utm_term=PPC&utm_content=Ads&utm_campai... in the browser it automatically redirects to http://mypistevo.com/public/criminal-background-check.html

So if you want the above to be your landing page then url should be http://mypistevo.com/public/criminal-background-check.html?utm_source=EliteMate&utm_medium=Banner&utm_term=PPC&utm_content=Ads&utm_campaign=EliteMate

hope this helps

 

Regards, Nik
LinkedIn  |   @nikhilparachure | My Blog

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Re: Source keep appearing as Direct. Not identifying source. How can a fix this?

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Hi cmilian,

 

This traffic should show up in Analytics under Traffic Sources/Sources/Campaigns. It should also show up under Traffic Sources/Sources/Search/Paid.

 

If you have auto-tagging also enabled with your AdWords and Analytics accounts linked, the traffic would show in the Advertising section as well.

 

If you paste this URL into yoru address bar to navigate, I imagine that would report as direct traffic. Likewise, if the visitor clicks on your ad, views one page and bookmarks it, leaves the site to view other pages, then returns to your page via the bookmark within 30 minutes, the result will be one visit with paid traffic source and one visit as direct.

 

That's about the best I can do.

 

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords
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HI

I just checked your link and the __utmz cookie for analytics on your website the values are

 

utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)

__utmz cookie stores all your refereal information and it is showing as direct because when you paste your url

http://mypistevo.com/?utm_source=EliteMate&utm_medium=Banner&utm_term=PPC&utm_content=Ads&utm_campai... in the browser it automatically redirects to http://mypistevo.com/public/criminal-background-check.html

So if you want the above to be your landing page then url should be http://mypistevo.com/public/criminal-background-check.html?utm_source=EliteMate&utm_medium=Banner&utm_term=PPC&utm_content=Ads&utm_campaign=EliteMate

hope this helps

 

Regards, Nik
LinkedIn  |   @nikhilparachure | My Blog