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I have been analysing my referral traffic in analytics and have compared this period to the previous period, I have noticed that there has been no referrals from google of any kind during the latest period, there was a constant flow prior to this. Can anyone give me some pointers as to why this might be?

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Re: Referral traffic

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Hi,

Did you check in an unfiltered view?

Please let me know.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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My apologies, I am not the most technically minded, if you mean did I examine the traffic for this period only with no comparison then yes and there is no google referral showing whatsoever.

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Hi,

I meant that you may have a filter set up for your view that may block referrals from google.
If you go to Admin -> View -> Filters do you have any filters listed there?

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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No, we have no filters

Re: Referral traffic

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Hi,

You can also check if google.com is not on the Referral Exclusion List in Admin -> Property -> Tracking Info.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Thank you, have just checked there too, and it's not excluded. This has only happened recently, until last month there are referrals

Re: Referral traffic

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Hi Alex

Google shouldn't really be referring any traffic. Google traffic is generally classified as organic, not referral . If anything, what you're experiencing is exactly what you want. 

 

Unless I'm not understanding correctly. Can you show a screenshot of the report you're looking at? Blur out any sensitive or irrelevant information if needed.