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Referrals to my site from my site

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Hi there, 


I have referral traffic coming from my own site, would someone be able to explain why to me?




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Re: Referrals to my site from my site

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Hi Claire,

You need to add your domain name to the Referral Exclusion List in Admin -> Property -> Tracking Info.
It's not working for returning users who have your domain set as their referral and they return as direct visitors, they will still have your domain as their traffic source until they reach your campaign timeout set in Admin -> Property -> Tracking Info -> Session Settings.

Hope this helps.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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