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wordpress traffic as direct traffic

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Hi,

 

Is it true that GA displays wordpress traffic as direct traffic ? What if i want it to be shown as referral traffic

 

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By the way, I have a wordpress.org referral showing in my analytic reports, so to answer your original question, No, it is not true that ALL wordpress traffic appears as direct.

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Your question needs clarification. What do you mean by 'wordpress traffic'? Traffic FROM wordpress.com/org TO your site? Or traffic into YOUR wordpress.com website? Or traffic from a wordpress discussion/support forum TO your site?
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I mean traffic from wordpress. Com to my site. It can be from. Co. Or. Org wordpress platform


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Referrals in Google Analytics depend on the sending website passing along the page reference that the browser was looking at. Some sites like Facebook hide the actual page detail, and others strip everything out. If wordpress is in that category, then it would be possible that the visits would appear as direct. Other things the user does can also affect this. It is not a problem with Googless Analtr--it is how any web analytics product would report. They can on,your show the data they have access to.

The only way to get around that behavior is to tag the links on the site with the utmost codes.https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033867?hl=en
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By the way, I have a wordpress.org referral showing in my analytic reports, so to answer your original question, No, it is not true that ALL wordpress traffic appears as direct.

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Thanks Mile for your insights !