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Google Analytics Showing My Website is Referring Traffic to Itself

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bookerx3, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. bookerx3

    bookerx3 Newbie

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    I just noticed this today as I was reviewing GA, but a client site is getting referrals from itself in Google Analytics. This is a new client I am working with and after a bit of research it actually appears to have started happening the same day that we migrated the site to our server but I'm not sure how that would that woud cause these issues.

    I have a redirect in place for non-www to point to www, no cross-domain tracking, and the tracking code is on every page. Any ideas?
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    booker,

    You are seeing the referrals from the same domain because of the redirect. The redirect acts as a link and shows up as such in analytics reports. I know you mentioned that you are not tracking across domains however you may want to double check that you are not.

    More on sites refering traffic to themselves,

    http://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1011827?hl=en

    Hope that helps,


    Shawn