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How to prevent Visits to our site via a web LINK overwriting previous SOURCE/MEDIUM?

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I'm trying to track the Source of some subscription sales by looking a the utm_source on the Confirmation page of our website.

 

So user path is:

 

OurSite.com/Buy.htm  >  ThirdParty.com  >OurSite.com/Confirm.htm

 

However, in my testing, OurSite.Com/Confirm.htm shows a source as ThirdParty.com

 

(ThirdParty.com is our shopping cart, so it then looks like all Sales are coming from our shopping cart (our shopping cart does not support gAnalytics)

 

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How to prevent Visits to our site via a web LINK overwriting previous SOURCE/MEDIUM?

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If you are using Universal Analytics code you can add ThirdParty.com to the Referral Exclusion List. To do this go to ADMIN tab and under PROPERTY click Tracking Info > Referral Exclusion List.

 

If you are using Classic version of code then you can configure exclusion directly in tracking code:

_gaq.push(['_addIgnoredRef', 'ThirdParty.com']);

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How to prevent Visits to our site via a web LINK overwriting previous SOURCE/MEDIUM?

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Hmm... The referral source of the conversion would certainly be ThirdParty.com if that's what's between in interaction and the conversion. 

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Yep, and I want to see what the original Source was.

 

Any way to do that?

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How to prevent Visits to our site via a web LINK overwriting previous SOURCE/MEDIUM?

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If you are using Universal Analytics code you can add ThirdParty.com to the Referral Exclusion List. To do this go to ADMIN tab and under PROPERTY click Tracking Info > Referral Exclusion List.

 

If you are using Classic version of code then you can configure exclusion directly in tracking code:

_gaq.push(['_addIgnoredRef', 'ThirdParty.com']);