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Local listing SERP traffic in Analytics

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When browsing through the forums I couldn't find a recent, clear answer. Old posts on this subject show different results and several workarounds, but I figured Google must've done some kind of updates by now Smiley Happy 

 

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If a user searches for e.g. 'rent car [city]' and clicks on the Website icons in the Local listing on the SERP:

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how will the visits show up in Analytics? Given that the listed url contains no UTM codes, will it be direct/none, google/organic or perhaps google/referral?

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Re: Local listing SERP traffic in Analytics

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Thanks(!) to SSL, the document referrer will be google.(your country) so you should find such sessions under Acquisition > All traffic > Referrals
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