Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: buckworks & eWhisper & skibum

Message Too Old, No Replies

Google Shopping query in referrer - stats?

Who monitors the referrer on clicks from Google Shopping?

6:59 pm on Jan 27, 2017 (gmt 0)

Full Member

Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Sept 28, 2015
posts: 273
votes: 171

If you use Google Shopping and you track the referrer on inbound clicks (and your site is https), you'll know that a proportion of the referrers actually include the query (with the 'q' parameter). We study this kind of data in a lot of detail and find 10 - 20% of inbound clicks from Google Shopping include the 'q' parameter in the referrer, the rest don't. Some days it's closer to 10%, others it's closer to 20%.

Does anyone else analyse this data? Any clue to when Google includes the 'q' parameter and when it doesn't?

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members