ergophobe - 8:20 pm on Jul 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
Planet13 - I'm asking myself the same thing.
I have a phrase "widgets & cogs" ("widgets%20%26%20cogs") show up in Google Analytics all from the same three cities (Huntington Beach, Long Beach and New York City). The time on site for Huntington Beach is 0.0 seconds and the bounce rate is 100%. The others have time on site of less than 13 seconds. The "source" is yahoo.com
So, for example, on June 26, I have 8 hits for "widgets & cogs" coming from yahoo.com geolocated to Hutington Beach.
When I check in my server logs, however, I find
- 1 referrer with the phrase "widgets & cogs" and it is from google.com
- not a single entry with yahoo.com in the referrer
So the GA data and the raw log data are consistently at odds.