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My blog does not appear as referral for other sites

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Hey there, I have a tech blog with arround 150K visitors per month. I recently wrote about something and placed a link to their site.

The guy there told me he sees no traffic from my blog whatsoever. 

We did a live test, i clicked on the link - he gets a "direct" visitor, not a refferal from my blog.

I tested this on various other sites that  I have access to Analytics. Every click I send is not listed as refferer, but direct traffic.

 

I wonder if this is a code implementation error or what else can block Analytics from listing my blog as a refferer? 

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It is intrestingSmiley Happy Can you share your website address?

 

And did you try to tagging your links with url building? 

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hey there, and thanks.
https://www.computerblog.ro/
I put the links direct into posts, no tagging.

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Actually i dont understandSmiley Happy I try to add link in your domain to my website. And i see "direct" too.
It is over my knowledge sorrySmiley Sad

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Thanks for the help. Maybe I'll find someone who knows :-)
Could be https related or server-side...

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Hey, I found its a HTTPS think, will not be seend as referral to HTTP.
I also found i need to use this: <meta name="referrer" content="always">
But I place it on my site and it still doesnt work. No idea whatelse to do , keep searching.

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<meta name="referrer" content="origin">

Can be closed :-)