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Linkedin as oppose to lnkd.in in referrals.

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Hello, i noticed that in the all referrals section we have linkedin and lnkd.in and i wanted to ask what is the difference between them? 
 
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Linkedin as oppose to lnkd.in in referrals.

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This answer was originally provided on the previous Google Analytics product forum.

 

lnkd as a referral code in GA is for the mobile app.  If you pull "device category" in your GA report, you'll see that this referrer is mobile whereas LinkedIn.com is desktop.

 

LinkedIn created a URL shortener functionality similar to bit.ly