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Blogger Not Tracking Visits from Twitter

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My blog site (which uses a Blogger CMS) gets traffic from various social media platforms, except from Twitter.

 

The first thing that came to my mind was that my Twitter followers were not clicking the links I shared in my tweets. Yet, I did a couple of testing by going to Twitter and clicking my own links. Real-time data showed the visits coming in, but they were reflected as direct traffic. I checked my filters to see if "t.co" or Twitter is excluded, and yet there were no filters enabled at all.

 

The thing is, I also manage other websites (which are using Wordpress) but this issue does not happen.

 

Is traffic coming from Twitter banned for Blogger sites?

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Re: Blogger Not Tracking Visits from Twitter

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You need to turn https redirects on for your Blogger blog (https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/6284029?hl=en) and start using https rather than http in your to your blog site. Twitter is all https - and when you got from https to http , you can lose the referrer.
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Director of Marketing | Nehmedia | Partner Profile

Re: Blogger Not Tracking Visits from Twitter

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Hi,

Thanks for the tip.

My problem with enabling the HTTPS is that it also turns off my non-Adsense
ads.

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Hi,

Thanks for the tip.

My problem with enabling the HTTPS is that it also turns off my non-Adsense
ads.

Re: Blogger Not Tracking Visits from Twitter

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Then for links back to your site, use the Google URL campaign builder to create links that contain Twitter as the source and Social as the medium. See https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033867?hl=en You might want to shorten it up via goo.gl - that's as good as it gets I'm afraid.

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Director of Marketing | Nehmedia | Partner Profile