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how is a specific medium driving traffic

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Hello,

I am running through the landing page report under behavior and came across a medium called "catalog" that i'm unable to find out where exactly this medium is associated.  It appears to be driving a decent amount of traffic, but I have no idea from where.  What is the best way to track down different mediums and source/mediums to determine where they are being implemented? 

 

I've looked at the landing pages as well as page path, but i'm still having no luck.

 

Thanks!

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Re: how is a specific medium driving traffic

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Someone used that medium in their tracking link to your site/page. They also probably selected a source and campaign, possibly a keyword (campaign term). Check those other values.

One of the things about Google Analytics utm tagging in urls is that I can create links to your site with whatever values I want, and they show up in your reports. Unfortunately those values replace the real source of the traffic, so you kind of have to guess at where it might come from.
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Thanks for the feedback. I was able to determine the campaign and source. From this information is there a possible way to determine what URL sent this traffic to our site?

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Unfortunately not -- the use of campaign tags overwrites the referral path. You can check it in a custom report, but it is likely blank.
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