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Issues with full referrer linking to landing page

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I was looking at Webmaster Tools and the outside links to my site and was wondering if they actually bring in any traffic. I tried to create a custom report that filters only referral traffic and tried having the two dimensions of full referrer and landing page in one report but this just zero's out my report. I know that source and landing page produces a report but I need it to be more specific than just source. I know those full referrer's have traffic to my site because I looked at my acquisition reports. But trying to link the full referrers to a landing page doesn't seem to work on my end. Has anyone else tried this and had success? Or the same issues?

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Re: Issues with full referrer linking to landing page

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If you have the Dimension Drilldown as Full Referrer and then filter so as to only include Referrals 
Once you go back to the custom report itself, you can add a secondary dimension of Landing Page

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Re: Issues with full referrer linking to landing page

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I've done this but it doesn't always show for all referring links. I know one specific blogspot account always sends traffic to my site:

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But once I add the secondary dimension of landing page, the table information clears out the the graph of the traffic stays the same:

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This isn't the case for just this blogspot account, but for many referring sites as well.

Issues with full referrer linking to landing page

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Hi :-)

Are there any filters applied to the View itself that might be affecting data

Also i noticed you have an in-table advanced filter applied, what happens when you remove that?

 

 

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Issues with full referrer linking to landing page

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There are no filters in the view itself. And the in-table advanced filter was just to show that specific example of that blogspot account traffic.

Issues with full referrer linking to landing page

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Hi :-)
I realized that was likely the case re the inline filter, did you check it that when you apply the secondary dimension, it hasnt been altered?
In some instance, i have found when applying a secondary dimension it can mess up the already applied inline filter by changing it to the secondary dimension from how it was initially set.

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