Tracking data between 2 websites
I have a 2 websites called website A and website B . In website A I have a button that redirects to website B . In website B I have added the google analytics code, Whenever the redirection happens in the google analytics I am seeing the sources as direct instead of referral. So what do i need to do to make the redirections as referral.
Thank you for any kind of help.
Re: Tracking data between 2 websites
Here are some common reasons why traffic shows up as direct:
-Clicking a link from an email (depending on email provider/program)
-Clicking a link from a Microsoft Office or PDF document.
-Accessing the site from a shortened URL (depending on the URL shortener).
-Clicking a link from a Mobile social media apps like Facebook or Twitter. Phone apps often do not pass referrer information.
-Going to a non-secure (http) site from a link on a secure (https) site, as the secure site won’t pass a referrer to the non-secure site.
One way to fix this is to add tracking parameters to the landing page of Website B so that it recognizes Website A and carries over that data. You can use the URL builder tool that Google offers: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033867
Hope that helps!