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Hi Guys,


I've filtered out for Ghost spam but now I am not seeing any referring domains only traffic split into direct or organic?



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Re: Referring domains

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Hi John-Paul :-)
Sounds like there is either an issue with your filter setup, or the legitimate referring traffic that your site is getting may be very low to begin with.
Did you leave the initial View without any filters applied to it?
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Re: Referring domains

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Hi Bronwyn,
Thank you for the reply. Yes, I did leave the initial view with no filters applied to it retained so I can always refer back to that. You may also have a point about very low traffic. My site is brand new and I am not doing any paid SEO to promote traffic. At this stage I have just left it hanging in the web.