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I am seeing a large number of sessions with googleapis.com as a referral. What could it be? I don't know that we are doing anything with google apis that might be causing this. Could it be in anyway related to AMP traffic?

 

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I think that comes from Android home page or tasks page on mobiles - top stories. 

Check the first screen. I guess at least 90% of this traffic is from mobile? 

 

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Could be, that's my current hypothesis, but that origin is not explicitly mentioned in the article you link. I do have plenty of domain.cdn.ampproject.org traffic too.

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Google Interactive Media Ads (imasdk.googleapis.com)

 

may be some interactive video ads.

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Mmm, or something adsense or dfp related, similar to tpc.googlesyndication.com we used to get a couple of years ago (https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/webmasters/l_g0N48E-S0)?

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I think that comes from Android home page or tasks page on mobiles - top stories. 

Check the first screen. I guess at least 90% of this traffic is from mobile? 

 

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Makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the suggestion. It's almost 100% mobile, but only about 80% Android. But that makes sense since you also get that kind of recommendations on the Google App for ios.

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It is definitely from the news in the mobile Chrome both on iOS and Android.

You can find this by putting a second dimension in Analytics, which is path.

Screenshot_2337.pngReferral Path in Google Analytics

Than if you search for it, you will end up here at line 37. See bellow:

Screenshot_2338.pngScreenshot from Chromium Source Code

So it is not AMP or anything else, it is the so called Chrome Suggest

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Anyone knows what i have to do to make my site showed on article suggestions more often?

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