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Utilize user cookie data to evaluate marketing campaigns in GA

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All,

Is there a way to find out whether a user has visited certain site before he/she landed on my site?

I need it for attribution purposes.

There is perception that visitors would get a better deal if they don't click on the link on a partner website and rather go direct to my site. Naturally, this skews channel ROI. 

I also would like to figure out how to handle attributions when user visited multiple partner websites.
Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Utilize user cookie data to evaluate marketing campaigns in GA

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Hi Andrei
No, it's not possible to see if a use visited a third party site prior to yours. This would be a HUGE security risk and it's simply not how cookies work.

If you can place tracking code on those other sites, then yes, otherwise, no.