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Yahoo answers referrers not showing up on google analytics anymore

yahoo answers becomes "direct"

9:21 am on Mar 30, 2014 (gmt 0)

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So I was looking at my referrer data on Google Analytics and noticed a sudden drop on Mar 27 and it went to 0 on Mar 29 for traffic coming from Yahoo answers (had steady traffic from there for a long time).

Did a test where I found a question which had my link on an answer and clicked while looking at analytics "real time" report and indeed I was tracked as "Direct" visitor.

When looking deeper I noticed Yahoo answers switched to secured HTTPS format (I think it used to be HTTP in the past) so I imagine this is the reason.

Can anyone else confirm this?


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