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Acquisition / overview/channels / source

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When I look at my sources in "Acquisition / overview /channels" to know where the traffic on my website comes from I find in the 10th position... the name of my website.... Is it a SPAM ? 


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Accepted by topic author Dominique Bossavy A
June 2016

Re: Acquisition / overview/channels / source

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Hi Dominique,

I think you mean In source or source/medium as the title of your post suggests.

If you see your own site here, it's a self referral. You want to keep this number as low as possible (you may always have a very small number) but should check to make sure that you have Google Analytics Tracking on each and every page of your site.

Some may suggest to add your domain to the ignored referral property setting but this will only mask the traffic as direct. First check to make sure that your site is properly coded!

Hope that helps.


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