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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 and our website traffic?


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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 and exclude said hostname from your main view
- create a new property and update your YouTube account settings to leave your channel view data in a separate silo
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