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youtube showing in referral traffic

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Hi.

 

I have seen a YouTube as a referrer in one of my managed sites and I am bemused as to how it would be listed as the site and content of the site has no links direct or indirect to YouTube.  Is this another spam / faked referrer?

 

Many Thanks,

 

Clive.

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youtube showing in referral traffic

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Hey Clive, 

 

Not exactly sure what the question is. Are you asking why you're getting referral traffic from YouTube when you cannot see any links from YouTube? 

 

Please clarify and I will be happy to help! 

-Josh 

 

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youtube showing in referral traffic

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Hi Josh,

 

I have an entry within the Referral Traffic that indicates a link to YouTube.  Now I am assuming that this would mean that the website was accessed via YouTube. However there are no references to the site on YouTube as there is no media presence for the site.  So I am confused as to how there could be referral traffic from YouTube.

 

I hope that is a little bit clearer.  Many thanks for responding.

 

Clive.