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YouTube Channel URL as "Landing Page" to Direct Traffic

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Google Analytics is reporting that 11,415 Direct sessions have had

/channel/UCNSMdQtn1SuFzCZjfK2C7dQ as the landing page. This is the URL to our YouTube channel. I'm not sure what's going on here. Is Analytics reporting our youtube.com and our website traffic?

 

Here is a screenshot to illustrate: https://i.imgur.com/7ZSZ4Or.png

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July 2016

Re: YouTube Channel URL as "Landing Page" to Direct Traffic

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If you added your Analytics property ID to your YouTube account then yes.

You might want to either:
- create a separate view based on Hostname set to youtube.com and exclude said hostname from your main view
or
- create a new property and update your YouTube account settings to leave your channel view data in a separate silo
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