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Understanding Source Traffic

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Hi All,

Starting with a sincere apology. I am new to google analytics and may sound naive. 

 

I am facing a problem with GA. One of our page "/vpv/bltxn" is behind the login. It is also not indexed on google. But when we are analyzing the traffic source for this page, it is displaying that around 37% of the traffic is coming from Google. How is this possible?

 

Any help in this regard would be highly appreciated. 

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Can you share a screenshot of what you are seeing?

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Hi Grant,

 

Below is the screenshot.

 

As you can see, 1st row is displaying that approx 37% traffic is coming from Google.

 

But we have not indexed the page "/vpv/bltxn/latestbl/" on google. 

 

Then what does this data represent?

 

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Hi Akash D,

It doesn't matter that the page is not indexed or behind a log-in; what matters is that you have GA tracking code on these pages. The source/medium etc is set for the session. Any user coming from Google (or any other source) and landing on another page of the site (homepage for example) and then logging in and coming to this or or other pages behind the log-in would show the proper original source of the traffic.

Hope that helps!

Best,

Theo



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Yep. In addition to what Theo says , take a look at your landing page report and see if the pages are on there form Google. It's likely they are not so therefore not being linked to

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Thanks Theo and Grant for explaining the logic.

 

Grant, when analyzing landing pages, I found around 30% of pages coming from Google. Any idea what this means...?

 

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I can't see the url - is that page indexed on google?

Click on the traffic - and select medium. It will give you more info

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 Grant,

 

The page url is: /vpv/bltxn/latestbl and this page is not at all indexed on Google. 

 

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Even source/medium analysis is giving the same in

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It seems last line got distorted.

Even source/medium analysis is giving the same insights

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Then the data seems to suggest that you have users coming to that page from Google.
Whats the url of that page?