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Why Google (India) show itself in Referrals?
sunnyujjawal




msg:4513365
 11:07 am on Oct 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

In analytics i found many time, Google show itself in referrals.

I agree if it is from google.com as my traffic may come from sites.google.com but why from Google India (google.co.in)?

 

sunnyujjawal




msg:4517469
 9:41 am on Nov 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Any answer ...?

lucy24




msg:4517474
 10:04 am on Nov 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Look in your logs. Anything that shows up as bare "www.google.com" -- or google dot some-other-country -- is a signed-in google user. No search string, no information whatsoever. In Analytics (and also in piwik) these will be listed as referers rather than as searches.

You would think, wouldn't you, that if you and I can figure this out on the spur of the moment, the people who make analytics programs could similarly figure out that www.google.com is a search. Sigh.

Venus_Brown




msg:4523809
 7:00 am on Nov 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

@Lucy
"Look in your logs. Anything that shows up as bare "www.google.com" -- or google dot some-other-country -- is a signed-in google user. No search string, no information whatsoever. In Analytics (and also in piwik) these will be listed as referrer rather than as searches. "

So does it mean that this data should match with the "Not Provided" For example: if I have 50 NP visits , then referring Google.com visits should also be the same ?

lucy24




msg:4523834
 9:23 am on Nov 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Two different things.

"Not provided" will show up in your logs as "?q=&otherstuff&moreotherstuff&cd=somenumber". In fact someone else asked about this within the last day or two. You'll see the place where the search term is supposed to be, and you'll see what position you had in the results, but you won't see what the term is.

<topic drift>
Don't know about the rest of youse, but this exasperates me most of all when the &cd= is a big number. Well, over 10. That means the person was really, really looking-- and I'd really, really like to know if my page was their jackpot or just another false lead.
</drift>

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