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Yahoo Answers Referrals Not showing in Google Analytics

Yahoo Answers Referrals Not showing in Google Analytics

4:39 am on Apr 30, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Last month I saw plenty of people are referring my site (project I am working on) in yahoo answers and i was getting regular traffic from there. (Not much but something is better than nothing).

But from last couple of weeks Google analytic stopped reporting Yahoo answers referrals. (But People are still using our site as referral/source link)

Does GA stopped reporting those visitors?
Google started to put that traffic somewhere else?

NOTE: Same thing happening with some other projects/sites as well. Some run by my colleagues and some own by my friends. (Who are running yahoo answer campaign on regular basis)
6:34 am on May 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Could you maybe get a header checker and click on one of the links on Yahoo answers yourself and see what information is being passed along?
7:27 am on May 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

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What do your logs say? You need to find out whether the issue is about
--what is really happening
--what GA is reporting
They're not always the same thing.
2:49 am on June 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I got the same problem too but I think the fraction done by Yahoo Answers might not be enough to be read or tracked by Google Analytics. You can try other traffic analytics tool just to prove this point. It's either Google's problem or your efforts might not be enough that's all.