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Google / search vs Google / organic in Referral Source report

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Hello -- I am now noticing two different line items for Google search traffic. I am seeing both 'google / search' and 'google / organic' - what is the difference? 

 

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Google / search vs Google / organic in Referral Source report

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'google / search' is not a default value for Google Analytics. It is possible that either:

 - someone is using UTM codes to create a false source / medium for those visits

 - you have an advanced filter that is rewriting the medium for those visits

 

 

Mike Sullivan, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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