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A domain with https pages and http pages considered as multi-domain ?

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Hello everyone,

 

Our dear analytics handle the http and the SSL HTTPS, however I have been reading (and noticing) a lot that walking into https to http breaks the referrer, therefore it brings up wrong sources trafic to the platform (and it is one of the explanation of why everyone has high direct trafic which is wrong). 

 

Here my question : if I have some pages of my website in HTTPS and other pages in HTTP, is it considered as multi-domain situation ? 
https://www.x.com
http://www.x.com

 

If yes, 

Configurating that multi-domain for the https/http situation would it solve our direct trafic trouble ? 

 

Thank you very much, I would appreciate any answers.
Regards,

Yo.

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Re: A domain with https pages and http pages considered as multi-domai

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Hi Yo,

When you move from an HTTPS site to an HTTP site, by default, as you may already know, no referrer information will be passed because sensitive information may get passed through the referring URL. There's really no way around that, so setting up cross domain tracking may not recover that referral information. There are other things you may attempt, like modifying the page meta information, but I'm not knowledgeable on that.

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Thank you very much for your answer.

Re: A domain with https pages and http pages considered as multi-domai

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<meta name="referrer" content="origin"> preserves the referrer, if you don't care about Internet Explorer. You should also consider privacy risks with external links if you choose this route.