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Cannot see traffic coming from a site

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I know that I have traffic coming to my site from another blog. Over 6,000 hits according to the blogger who has shared my site. For some reason I am not seeing her site as a "referring site" at all. I mean, her blog does not show up as a referring site at all... not even the one time I clicked through from her site.

 

Is there a reason why some traffic would not show up on google analytics? She did not use a no-follow link.

 

Thanks.

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Cannot see traffic coming from a site

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Hi :-)
Is her website https and your site http? If so, then traffic from her site to yours will be tracked as direct traffic, not referral traffic. Https sites do not usually pass referral information to non http sites unless they are specifically set up to do so. 

What she could do as add google analytics custom campaign tags to any of her site links that link to yours

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Cannot see traffic coming from a site

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Hi :-)
Is her website https and your site http? If so, then traffic from her site to yours will be tracked as direct traffic, not referral traffic. Https sites do not usually pass referral information to non http sites unless they are specifically set up to do so. 

What she could do as add google analytics custom campaign tags to any of her site links that link to yours

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Cannot see traffic coming from a site

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Interesting. I never would have thought of that. Her is https and mine is not, so that must be it. So, I would see that there was a page view but not see where that pageview came from. Thanks for clearing that up. I really appreciate it.

Cannot see traffic coming from a site

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Hello,

 

Did you apply any filters in GA to exclude the traffic coming from Blog?? Please check

 

Thanks

Satish

Cannot see traffic coming from a site

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Happy to have helped you @Meal Planning M :-)

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