I am trying to track traffic on a website's internal forum. Here is the case:
Site forum location is www.mysite.com/community/
Google analytics code is not present on forum's pages. I know site is getting clicks/visits from various forum's (internal) posts as many users participate in forum regularly and clicks on various links those are pointing towards the various main pages of the website.
So, my question is
1- Are these users' visits from site's internal forum is residing in referral or direct traffic. Referral traffic resource of site's internal forum is not appearing as resource in the Referral traffic sources of Google Analytics.
2- Google analytics is not counting/considering these visits in any traffic resource as they are coming from the internal pages (forum pages)of the website.
Forum's pages are indexed in Google and other search engines.