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Create report/dashboard/segment on a single referral source

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Hi there

 

If I wanted to create a a summary of key stats that focused on one referral source (for example xyz.com) would it be simply a matter of filtering on that referral path using a custom report or dashboard?

 

If I used an advanced segment to filter on one referral path - would that give me accurate stats when looking at say the geo report?

 

Thanks!

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Referral source is a session-level dimension, so a filter or a segment will have the same result -- only sessions that had that value. A filter is less likely to cause sampling problems.
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Referral source is a session-level dimension, so a filter or a segment will have the same result -- only sessions that had that value. A filter is less likely to cause sampling problems.
Mike Sullivan, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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