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Hi.

 

In GA, there is a discrepancy between number of referrals sessions when i access them through different methods.


For example,

 

1 ) Acquisition > All Traffic > Channels. In the default channel Grouping , I click on Referral

 

and i access referral traffic through a different method


2 )  All Traffic > Referrals


The referral sessions shows different numbers in both cases

 

What could be the reason

 

Thanks

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In default marketing channels are pre-defined and (system defined) marketing channels in google analytics, like organic search, paid search, and referrals etc.

 

In the referral section, some channels are pre-defined in default marketing channels and others are not. Default marketing channel has limited data by its definition. Thou for remaining referral sources you need to look into the second referral report.

 

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Referral Traffic discepency

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Hi Atul S,

 

In Channels, referrals report its grouped data of some referral sources path in channel grouping settings.

 

In the second referral report, it gives you a complete picture of referral sources.

 

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Thanks Sirvach J

 

Can you explain the first part of your answer.

 

So, which one should i trust.

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In default marketing channels are pre-defined and (system defined) marketing channels in google analytics, like organic search, paid search, and referrals etc.

 

In the referral section, some channels are pre-defined in default marketing channels and others are not. Default marketing channel has limited data by its definition. Thou for remaining referral sources you need to look into the second referral report.

 

@Thanks